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Activated Carbon Supported Mo-Ti-N Binary Transition Metal Nitride as Catalyst for Acetylene Hydrochlorination

School of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China
Key Laboratory for Green Processing of Chemical Engineering of Xinjiang Bingtuan, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832003, China
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Academic Editor: Elena Pastor
Catalysts 2017, 7(7), 200;
Received: 5 May 2017 / Revised: 17 June 2017 / Accepted: 27 June 2017 / Published: 30 June 2017
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Recently, many scientists have focused on the development of green industrial technology. However, the process of synthesizing vinyl chloride faces the problem of Hg pollution. Via a novel approach, we used two elements Mo and Ti to prepare an inexpensive and green binary transition metal nitride (BTMN) as the active ingredient in a catalyst with nano-sized particles and an excellent degree of activation, which was supported on activated carbon. When the Mo/Ti mole ratio was 3:1, the conversion of acetylene reached 89% and the selectivity exceeded 98.5%. The doping of Ti in Mo-based catalysts reduced the capacity of adsorption for acetylene and also increased the adsorption of hydrogen chloride. Most importantly, the performance of the BTMN excelled those of the individual transition metal nitrides, due to the synergistic activity between Mo and Ti. This will expand the new epoch of the employment of transition metal nitrides as catalysts in the hydrochlorination of acetylene reaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: binary transition metal nitride; acetylene hydrochlorination binary transition metal nitride; acetylene hydrochlorination

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Dai, H.; Zhu, M.; Zhang, H.; Yu, F.; Wang, C.; Dai, B. Activated Carbon Supported Mo-Ti-N Binary Transition Metal Nitride as Catalyst for Acetylene Hydrochlorination. Catalysts 2017, 7, 200.

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