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High-temperature dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene


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    The kinetics of the thermal dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene at 660–740° were investigated.

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    The yield of styrene on the ethylbenzene that reacted was 58% at 660° and 70–75% at 690dg and 720dg.

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    The activation energy for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene was calculated; the value obtained was 44 ±2 kcal/mole.

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Brodskii, A.M., Lavrovskii, K.P. & Filatova, E.D. High-temperature dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene. Russ Chem Bull 9, 1383–1386 (1960).

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  • Activation Energy
  • Styrene
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Thermal Dehydrogenation