Catalysis Letters

, Volume 148, Issue 5, pp 1375–1382 | Cite as

Single-Site CrO x Moieties on Silicalite: Highly Active and Stable for Ethane Dehydrogenation with CO2

  • Yanhu Cheng
  • Tianqi Lei
  • Changxi Miao
  • Weiming Hua
  • Yinghong Yue
  • Zi Gao


Silicalite-1 supported CrO x is highly active and stable for the ethane dehydrogenation with CO2, whose ethylene yield reached 37.8%, and only 9.5% of its initial activity was lost after 6 h, which can be attributed to the formation of single-site CrO x moieties embedded in the framework vacancy defects of zeolite. The strong interaction with silicalite-1 surface as well as the geometry isolation effect may account for the excellent activity and stability of single-site CrO x moieties.

Graphical Abstract


Ethane dehydrogenation CrOx Single-site Silicalite-1 CO2 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91645201), the National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFB0602204) and the Science & Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (13DZ2275200).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanhu Cheng
    • 1
  • Tianqi Lei
    • 1
  • Changxi Miao
    • 2
  • Weiming Hua
    • 1
  • Yinghong Yue
    • 1
  • Zi Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Innovative MaterialsFudan UniversityShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China

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