Production of alkenes over chromia catalysts: Effect of potassium on reaction sites and mechanism

S. D. Jackson*, I. M. Matheson, M. L. Naeye, Peter Stair, V. S. Sullivan, S. R. Watson, G. Webb

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Abstract

The introduction of potassium into a chromia/alumina catalyst has little effect on the dehydrogenation reaction of alkanes to alkenes. However the potassium does have a negative effect on the by-product reactions, hence reducing deactivation. The role of the potassium is to remove acid sites. There is no change in the reaction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2213-2218
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Volume130 C
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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