Aromatization of n-butane over supported Mo2C catalysts

F. Solymosi, R. Németh, A. Széchenyi

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Similarly to the case of methane, ethane and propane, Mo2C deposited on ZSM-5 significantly enhanced the aromatization of n-butane observed on ZSM-5 (SiO2/Al2O3 ratio of 80) alone. The catalytic performance of Mo2C/ZSM-5 sensitively depended on its preparation and pretreatment. The selectivity of aromatics measured for pure ZSM-5 increased from 11-13% to 28-34% at the conversion level of 60-65%. The formation of aromatics was also observed over Mo2C/SiO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002



  • Aromatization of n-butane
  • Cracking and dehydrogenation of butane
  • MoC/SiO catalyst
  • MoC/ZSM-5 catalyst
  • Preparation of MoC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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