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Title: A promising catalyst for the dehydrogenation of perhydro-dibenzyltoluene: Pt/Al2 O3 prepared by supercritical CO2 deposition
Authors: Modisha, Phillimon
Garidzirai, Rudaviro
Güneş, Hande
Bozbağ, Selmi Erim
Rommel, Sarshad
Uzunlar, Erdal
Aindow, Mark
Erkey, Can
Bessarabov, Dmitri
Keywords: Dehydrogenation
Dibenzyltoluene
Wet impregnation
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: Pt/Al2 O3 catalysts prepared via supercritical deposition (SCD), with supercritical CO2, wet impregnation (WI) methods and a selected benchmark catalyst, were evaluated for the dehydrogenation of perhydro-dibenzyltoluene (H18-DBT) at 300◦ C in a batch reactor. After ten dehydrogenation runs, the average performance of the catalyst prepared using SCD was the highest compared to the benchmark and WI-prepared catalysts. The pre-treatment of the catalysts with the product (dibenzyltoluene) indicated that the deactivation observed is mainly due to the adsorbed H0-DBT blocking the active sites for the reactant (H18-DBT). Furthermore, the SCD method afforded a catalyst with a higher dispersion of smaller sized Pt particles, thus improving catalytic performance towards the dehydrogenation of H18-DBT. The particle diameters of the SCD-and WI-prepared catalysts varied in the ranges of 0.6–2.2 nm and 0.8–3.4 nm and had average particle sizes of 1.1 nm and 1.7 nm, respectively. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis of the catalysts after ten dehydrogenation runs revealed the presence of carbon. In this study, improved catalyst performance led to the production of more liquid-based by-products and carbon material compared to catalysts with low catalytic performance.
URI: https://doi.org/10.3390/catal12050489
https://hdl.handle.net/11147/12281
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