University of Khartoum

Magnesium oxide as a catalyst for the dehydrogenation of n-octane

Show simple item record Elkhalifa, Elwathig A. Friedrich, Holger B. 2016 2016-04-17T05:18:23Z 2016-04-17T05:18:23Z 2016-04-17 2014
dc.description.abstract Magnesium oxide was prepared and used as a catalyst for the dehydrogenation of n-octane. The catalyst was characterized by ICP-OES, BET, powder XRD, IR, H2-TPR and SEM. The catalyst was tested for the oxidative dehydrogenation of n-octane using a continuous flow fixed bed reactor at a GHSV of 6000 h 1 and n-octane/oxygen (O2) molar ratio of 0.8. Octenes were found to be the dominant dehydrogenation products, with 2-octenes being the dominant isomers. Among the C8 aromatics, ethylbenzene was the most-formed product, followed by styrene and o-xylene. The aromatization of n-octane was predominantly through the C1–C6 mode of cyclization. ª 2014 The Authors. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of King Saud University. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-NDlicense en_US
dc.publisher uofk en_US
dc.subject Magnesium oxide; n-Octane; Dehydrogenation; Cyclization en_US
dc.title Magnesium oxide as a catalyst for the dehydrogenation of n-octane en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Science en_US

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