Determination of toluene hydrogenation kinetics with neutron diffraction

Marta Falkowska, Sarayute Chansai, Haresh G. Manyar, Lynn F. Gladden, Daniel T. Bowron, Tristan G A Youngs, Chris Hardacre

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    Total neutron scattering has been used to follow the hydrogenation of toluene-d8 to methylcyclohexane-d14 over 3 wt% platinum supported on highly ordered mesoporous silica (MCM-41) at 298 K and under 150 mbar D2 pressure. The detailed kinetic information so revealed indicates that liquid reorganisation inside pores is the slowest step of the whole process. Additionally, the results were compared with the reaction performed under 250 mbar D2 pressure as well as with toluene-h8 hydrogenation using D2 at 150 mbar.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17237-17243
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
    Issue number26
    Early online date29 Mar 2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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