Reactions of n-hexane over Pt/SiO2: effects of hydrogen and hydrocarbon pressure

Zoltán Paal, Helga Groeneweg, Helga Zimmer

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The reactions of n-hexane over Pt-black and Pt/SiO2 (EUROPT-1) were studied as a function of hydrogen and n-hexane pressure, between 543 and 633 K. Turnover numbers and selectivities for hydrogenolysis, isomerization, C5-cyclization, aromatization and olefin formation were determined. The pressure and temperature effects are evaluated in terms of literature suggestions for likely mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-212
Number of pages14
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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