Transhydrogenation of propyne with butane over a vanadia/θ-alumina catalyst

Wigzell, F., Rugmini, S. and Jackson, S. D. (2015) Transhydrogenation of propyne with butane over a vanadia/θ-alumina catalyst. Applied Petrochemical Research, 5(3), pp. 199-205. (doi:10.1007/s13203-015-0101-6)

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Abstract

The transhydrogenation of propyne and butane was studied over a 1 % VO x /alumina catalyst at 873 K. In the absence of the vanadia, the alumina support was active for cracking and alkylation. However, the addition of the vanadia reduced the propensity for both cracking and alkylation and added dehydrogenation activity. When propyne and butane were co-fed over the catalyst there was a synergistic effect resulting in an increased conversion of propyne (81 cf. 26 % when fed alone); however, much of this increased conversion was converted to carbon deposited on the catalyst. Transhydrogenation of propyne to propene was detected with an enhanced yield of propene when the propane/butane mix was passed over the catalyst. Taking a yield based on propyne fed then the yield of propene increased from 1.2 to 5.0 %. The conversion of butane to value-added products was also enhanced with all the butane converted accounted for in the production of 1-butene, trans-2-butene, iso-butane and iso-butene.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jackson, Professor Samuel and Rugmini, Dr Sreekala
Authors: Wigzell, F., Rugmini, S., and Jackson, S. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Applied Petrochemical Research
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:2190-5525
ISSN (Online):2190-5533
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Applied Petrochemical Research
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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