Catalysis Letters

, Volume 35, Issue 1–2, pp 57–64 | Cite as

Oxidative dehydrogenation of propane over magnesium molybdate catalysts

  • Young Seek Yoon
  • Wataru Ueda
  • Yoshihiko Moro-oka


Catalytic activities of magnesium molybdates were investigated for the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane with and without molecular oxygen under atmospheric pressure. Catalytic properties drastically changed with the catalyst composition, and it turned out that Mg0.95MoOx catalysts having slight excess molybdenum showed the highest activity in the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane, which gave 61% selectivity to propene at 22% conversion of propane at 515°C. The catalytic activities strongly depended on the acidic properties of the catalysts. It was also revealed that the lattice oxide ions of the catalysts participated as an active oxygen in the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane.


magnesium molybdates oxidative dehydrogenation of propane acidic properties lattice oxide ions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Young Seek Yoon
    • 1
  • Wataru Ueda
    • 2
  • Yoshihiko Moro-oka
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Resources UtilizationTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Chemistry and EngineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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