Aromatization of n-hexane on Mo2C catalysts

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Abstract

The reaction of n-hexane and 1-hexene has been investigated on unsupported and supported Mo2C catalysts. Pure Mo2C catalyses the dehydrogenation and aromatization of n-hexane at and above 723 K. Benzene was formed with the highest selectivity, ∼65%, at 773-823 K at a conversion of ∼25%. Mo2C also exhibited high activity towards the reaction of n-hexane when it was deposited in a small amount (2-10%) on SiO2. It is assumed that the production of benzene occurs through the formation and subsequent dehydrogenation-cyclization of hexene. Catalysts prepared in situ revealed that the activation and aromatization of hexane and hexene do not require the presence of Mo-O species in the Mo2C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume101
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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Keywords

  • 1-hexene
  • Aromatization
  • Dehydrogenation
  • MoC
  • N-hexane

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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Aromatization of n-hexane on Mo2C catalysts. / Solymosi, F.; Barthos, R.

In: Catalysis Letters, Vol. 101, No. 3-4, 06.2005, p. 235-239.

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