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Dehydrogenation of Isobutane with Carbon Dioxide over SBA-15-Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts

Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology SINOPEC, Shanghai 201208, China
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Academic Editor: Xiao-Feng Wu
Catalysts 2016, 6(11), 171;
Received: 31 August 2016 / Revised: 25 October 2016 / Accepted: 25 October 2016 / Published: 31 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organometallic Catalysis for Organic Synthesis)
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A series of vanadia catalysts supported on SBA-15 (V/SBA) with a vanadia (V) content ranging from 1% to 11% were prepared by an incipient wetness method. Their catalytic behavior in the dehydrogenation of isobutane to isobutene with CO2 was examined. The catalysts were characterized by N2 adsorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Raman spectroscopy, and temperature-programmed reduction (TPR). It was found that these catalysts were effective for the dehydrogenation reaction, and the catalytic activity is correlated with the amount of dispersed vanadium species on the SBA-15 support. The 7% V/SBA catalyst shows the highest activity, which gives 40.8% isobutane conversion and 84.8% isobutene selectivity. The SBA-15-supported vanadia exhibits higher isobutane conversion and isobutene selectivity than the MCM-41-supported one. View Full-Text
Keywords: dehydrogenation; isobutane; carbon dioxide; vanadia; SBA-15; supported catalyst dehydrogenation; isobutane; carbon dioxide; vanadia; SBA-15; supported catalyst

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Wei, C.; Xue, F.; Miao, C.; Yue, Y.; Yang, W.; Hua, W.; Gao, Z. Dehydrogenation of Isobutane with Carbon Dioxide over SBA-15-Supported Vanadium Oxide Catalysts. Catalysts 2016, 6, 171.

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