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Vanadium Oxide Supported on MSU-1 as a Highly Active Catalyst for Dehydrogenation of Isobutane with CO2

The College of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China
Guangxi Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Nanning 530001, China
Key Laboratory for Green Process and Engineering, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
Guangxi Branch of China Academy of Science & Technology Development, Nanning 530001, China
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Academic Editor: Michalis Konsolakis
Catalysts 2016, 6(3), 41;
Received: 12 January 2016 / Revised: 24 February 2016 / Accepted: 7 March 2016 / Published: 9 March 2016
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Vanadium oxide supported on MSU-1, with VOx loading ranging from 2.5 to 17.5 wt. %, was developed as a highly active catalyst in dehydrogenation of isobutane with CO2. The obtained catalysts of VOx/MSU-1 were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), N2 adsorption-desorption, and H2-temperature programmed reduction (H2-TPR) methods and the results showed that the large surface area of MSU-1 was favorable for the dispersion of VOx species and the optimal loading of VOx was 12.0 wt. %. Meanwhile, the catalytic activity of VOx/MSU-1 was investigated, and VOx/MSU-1 with 12.0 wt. % VOx content was found to be the best one, with the conversion of isobutane (58.8%) and the selectivity of isobutene (78.5%) under the optimal reaction conditions. In contrast with the reaction in the absence of CO2, the presence of CO2 in the reaction stream could obviously enhance the isobutane dehydrogenation, which raised the conversion of reaction and the stability of VOx/MSU-1. View Full-Text
Keywords: VOx/MSU-1 catalyst; isobutane; dehydrogenation; isobutene; CO2 VOx/MSU-1 catalyst; isobutane; dehydrogenation; isobutene; CO2

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Sun, G.; Huang, Q.; Huang, S.; Wang, Q.; Li, H.; Liu, H.; Wan, S.; Zhang, X.; Wang, J. Vanadium Oxide Supported on MSU-1 as a Highly Active Catalyst for Dehydrogenation of Isobutane with CO2. Catalysts 2016, 6, 41.

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