The oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane with CO2 over Mo2C/SiO2 catalyst

F. Solymosi, R. Németh

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Mo2C prepared on SiO2 was found to be an effective catalyst for the dehydrogenation of ethane to produce ethylene in the presence of CO2. The selectivity to ethylene at 850-923 K was 90-95% at an ethane conversion of 8-30%. With the increase of the temperature the dry reforming of ethane became also a significant process. It is assumed that the Mo oxycarbide formed in the reaction between CO2 and Mo2C plays an important role in the activation of ethane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-200
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999


  • Carbon dioxide
  • Ethane
  • MoC/SiO catalyst
  • Oxidative dehydrogenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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