Catalysis Letters

, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 99–102

Dehydration of Alcohols by Microporous Niobium Silicate AM-11

  • Paula Brandão
  • Andreas Philippou
  • João Rocha
  • Michael W. Anderson
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015444005961

Cite this article as:
Brandão, P., Philippou, A., Rocha, J. et al. Catalysis Letters (2002) 80: 99. doi:10.1023/A:1015444005961

Abstract

The dehydration of ethanol, 1-propanol and 1-butanol has been studied at atmospheric pressure using the novel microporous niobium silicate AM-11 (Aveiro–Manchester structure number 11) in the temperature range 150–300 °C. The selectivity for alkenes increases with temperature for all three alcohols and reaches 100% for 100% conversion at 250–300 °C. At lower reaction temperatures (∼200 °C), ethers are also formed and their selectivity decreases markedly with the alcohol size.

microporous niobium silicate alcohol dehydration 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paula Brandão
    • 1
  • Andreas Philippou
    • 2
  • João Rocha
    • 1
  • Michael W. Anderson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUMISTManchesterUK

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