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Isomerization of cyclohexane to methylcyclopentane over Pt/sulfate-ZrO2 catalyst

Triwahyono, Sugeng and Abdul Jalil, Aishah and Shamsuddin, Mustaffa and Hamdan, Halimaton (2005) Isomerization of cyclohexane to methylcyclopentane over Pt/sulfate-ZrO2 catalyst. In: 2nd International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering in, 8-10 December 2005, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.



Skeletal isomerization of cyclohexane to methylcyclopentane over Pt/Sulfate-ZrO2 catalyst was studied in a closed recirculation reactor in the temperature range 413-503 K. In the presence of Pt and hydrogen, the stability and activity of catalyst were enhanced markedly due to generation of protonic acid sites acting as a catalytic site for acid-catalyzed reaction and suppression effect in the formation of polymeric material on the surface of catalyst. A high stability and steady state activity of Pt/Sulfate-ZrO2 catalyst was observed for at least 1h with the estimated apparent activation energy of 20.2 kJ/mol. The activity of catalyst declined continuously due to the formation of polymeric materials and reached to zero level within 2 h.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Activation energy, Pt/sulfate-ZrO2, role of hydrogen
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5413
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:17 Apr 2008 09:39
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 06:13

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