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Title: Citronellol dehydrogenation over copper-magnesium oxide catalyst
Authors: Pozan, Gülin Selda
Boz, Ismail
Keywords: Dehydrogenation
Copper alkali oxide catalyst
Catalyst characterization
Issue Date: Sep-2006
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeC07B35/04
Abstract: Dehydrogenation of citronellol (3,7-dimethyl-6-octene-1-ol) was performed on a copper and alkaline-earth oxide catalyst. CuO/MgO catalysts were prepared by co-precipitation method and were characterized by X-ray diffraction, temperature programmed reduction, and BET surface area. On CuO/MgO catalyst, the main path of reaction is the dehydrogenation of citronellol to citronellal. The dehydrogenation reaction was carried out at atmospheric pressure in a batch reactor at 215°C. Support exhibited varying promoting effects both on the activity and the selectivity to citronellal. Alkaline-earth oxide support has changed surface area of copper oxide catalysts and the phase compositions of copper.
Page(s): 488-492
ISSN: 0975-0991 (Online); 0971-457X (Print)
Source:IJCT Vol.13(5) [September 2006]

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