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Catalytic dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene on cadmium oxide in the presence of water vapor

  • V. A. Ferapontov
  • A. A. Balandin
  • A. A. Tolstopyatova
Physical Chemistry
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Summary

  1. 1.

    When ethylbenzene is passed over CdO in the presence of excess water, what is formed is principally styrene. and to a lesser extent, benzene.

     
  2. 2.

    Styrene is produced as a result of catalytic dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene (this reaction on CdO is predicted by multiplet theory), as well as as a result of conversion of the ethylbenzene by cadmium oxide. The greater part of the nascent hydrogen reduces CdO.

     
  3. 3.

    Catalytic reactions predominate over topochemical reactions, especially in the formation of styrene.

     

Keywords

Oxide Hydrogen Benzene Cadmium Water Vapor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Ferapontov
    • 1
  • A. A. Balandin
    • 1
  • A. A. Tolstopyatova
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinskii Institute of Organic ChemistryAcademy of SciencesUSSR

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