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Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology

Hydroconversion of n-dodecane over nanoporous catalysts.


PMID 23646804

Abstract

Platinum catalysts impregnated on different nanoporous materials, Meso-MFI, Si-SBA-15 and AI-SBA-15, were synthesized, and the hydroconversion of n-dodecane over these catalysts was performed. The catalytic characteristics were analyzed by Brunauer-Emmett-Teller surface area, X-ray diffraction, N2-adsorption-desorption and temperature programmed desorption of NH3. The effects of operation parameters, such as temperature and pressure, on the catalytic activities were investigated. The catalytic activities were affected considerably by the acidic properties of the catalysts, temperature and pressure. Higher acidity, high temperature and low hydrogen pressure resulted in higher hydroconversion and facilitated hydrocracking. The weak acidity, low temperature and high hydrogen pressure resulted in lower hydroconversion and higher selectivity to i-dodecane.