The effect of oxide structure and cation reduction potential of vanadates on the selective oxidative dehydrogenation of butane and propane

Ozie S. Owen, Mayfair Kung, Harold H Kung*

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Abstract

The oxidative dehydrogenation of butane over a series of orthovanadates of cations of different reduction potentials showed a correlation that the selectivity for dehydrogenation decreased with increasing ease of reduction of the cation. The highest selectivity was observed on Mg orthovanadate. Mg pyrovanadate was nonselective for butane oxidation, but was as selective as Mg orthovanadate in propane oxidation. These results were interpreted by the different structures of the two Mg vanadates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume12
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1992

Keywords

  • Propane
  • alkane
  • butane
  • cation reduction potential
  • dehydrogenation
  • oxidation
  • oxide structure
  • vanadates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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