Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexane over Mg-V-O Catalysts Prepared via Citriate Complexation
Oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexane was studied over three pure Mg-V-O catalysts, which are Mg3(VO4)2, Mg2V2O7 and MgV2O6, respectively. Catalysts were prepared via citric acid complexation and characterized by N2-adsorption, XRD, FT-IR, NH3-TPD and H2-TPR techniques. Among the pure magnesium vanadates, Mg3(VO4)2 has the isolated active sites, weakly basic surface and lower reducibility of the metal cations, and could be recognized as the catalytic active phase. Mg3(VO4)2 catalyst exhibited a better catalytic performance, on which a cyclohexene selectivity of 41.5% at cyclohexane conversion of 15.5% was obtained.
Xiaoming Sang, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Yungang Li and Jinglong Bu
M. Jin et al., "Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexane over Mg-V-O Catalysts Prepared via Citriate Complexation", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 284-286, pp. 692-696, 2011