Oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexane over vanadate catalysts

Mayfair Kung, Harold H Kung*

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The oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexane was studied at 440 and 484°C over NdV04, Mg3(VO4)2, and a mixed VMg0 catalyst. Cyclohexene was the major initial product. Benzene, carbon oxides, and a trace of cyclohexadiene were also observed. The catalytic behavior of the mixed VMg0 catalyst in this reaction was very similar to its behavior in the oxidation of butane. However, the behaviors of NdV04 in the two reactions were different. The difference between the two catalysts was attributed to their different rates of reoxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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