Maity, Sudip (2016) Lower alkanes dehydrogenation: Strategies and reaction routes to corresponding alkenes. Fuel Processing Technology, 149. pp. 239-255. ISSN 0378-3820

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Advances in fossil fuel exploration have continued to drive availability of lower alkane feedstocks for the chemical industry. Lower alkanes are potential precursors to the plethora of basic organic chemicals. However, conversion of lower alkanes to valuable chemicals often involves indirect or multi-step reaction routes. Developing direct routes to obtain key organic chemicals from lower alkanes would benefit industry. Dehydrogenation of C2 and C3 alkanes are particularly of interest as alternatives to steam cracking and fluid catalytic cracking for obtaining C2 and C3 alkenes. This review highlights developments in non-oxidative, autothermal and oxidative dehydrogenation of C2 and C3 alkanes.We examine reaction routes to dehydrogenation of lower alkenes, and analyze the C–H activation mechanismof commercial catalysts in order to gain insight into rational design of improved catalysts for C2 and C3 alkane dehydrogenation at lower temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lower alkanes Dehydrogenation C–H bond activation Non-oxidative dehydrogenation Autothermal oxidative dehydrogenation
Subjects: Fuel Scinece
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 09:41
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 09:41

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