Mesoporous Silica Doped with Dysprosium and Modified with Nickel: A Highly Efficient and Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Hydrogenation of Benzene, Ethylbenzene and Xylenes

  • R. V. Shafigulin
  • E. O. Filippova
  • A. A. Shmelev
  • A. V. BulanovaEmail author


The catalytic activity of synthesized by the template method mesoporous silica doped with dysprosium and modified with nickel (Dy-Ni/MPS) in the hydrogenation of benzene, ethylbenzene and xylenes has been studied. The catalyst is characterized by various techniques such as TEM, SEM, BET, XRD, ICP, XRF analyses. It is shown that the presence of dysprosium in the MPS structure increases the activity of the catalyst. The catalytic activity of the catalyst (Dy-Ni/MPS) has been explored in hydrogenation reaction of benzene derivatives with excellent conversion (96–100%) at low pressure.

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Heterogeneous catalyst Dy-Ni/MPS Hydrogenation of benzene derivatives 



The work is supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project 17-43-630358 r_a).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. Shafigulin
    • 1
  • E. O. Filippova
    • 1
  • A. A. Shmelev
    • 1
  • A. V. Bulanova
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySamara UniversitySamaraRussia

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