Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 57–64 | Cite as

Dialkylbenzene hydrogenation: Kinetic analysis of rollover mechanism

  • Dmitry Murzin
  • Stefan Smeds
  • Tapio Salmi


Kinetic analysis is presented for the so-called rollover mechanism in hydrogenation of dialkylbenzenes. The theory of complex reactions and graph theory are applied for discussing plausible mechanisms. It is demonstrated that mechanisms which involve either desorption-readsorption of some reaction intermediate or some kind of “rollover” of an adsorbed intermediate, result in similar kinetic equations if these steps are reversible.


Dialkylbenzenes hydrogenation rollower mechanism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dmitry Murzin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stefan Smeds
    • 1
  • Tapio Salmi
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Industrial ChemistryÅbo Akademi UniversityFinland
  2. 2.Karpov Institute of Physical ChemistryMoscowRussia

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