An in-situ reactivation study reveals a supreme stability of γ-alumina for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene

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  • Valeriya Zarubina
  • Christian Nederlof
  • Michiel Makkee
  • Ignacio Melián-Cabrera

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Ethylbenzene oxidative dehydrogenation over γ-alumina under in-situ conditions has revealed that the catalyst recovers fully the original conversion and selectivity under steady state conditions. In the transition state, the reactivated catalyst achieved faster the steady state conditions. This was supported by physico-chemical characterisation that revealed a pore widening due to the crystallite sintering during the reactivation, which has a beneficial effect. The excellent stability after reactivation recycle, as well as along the run, show the good promise of this catalyst.


  • An in-situ reactivation study reveals a supreme stability

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3733-3736
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Early online date22 Jun 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jun 2018

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