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Catalytic properties of TiO2 (anatase and rutile) in the conversion of ethanol and isopropanol

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    The conditions of precipitation of samples of TiO2 greatly influence their surfaces (from 6 to 80 m2/g), while the specific activity, especially for anatase, changes little. The activation energy of the dehydration of i-C3H7OH (36–39 kcal/mole) also changes little.

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    TiO2 (anatase) catalyzes chiefly the dehydration of i-C3OH7OH (92–97% propylene at 295–340°C).

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    TiO2 (rutile) results in a selective conversion of alcohols; with decreasing lattice parameters the dehydrogenating ability of rutile increases. Highly active rutile contains an increased amount of structural water per unit surface.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 7, pp. 1439–1443, July, 1969.

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Tolstopyatova, A.A., Filatova, T.N., Korytnyi, E.F. et al. Catalytic properties of TiO2 (anatase and rutile) in the conversion of ethanol and isopropanol. Russ Chem Bull 18, 1335–1338 (1969).

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  • Alcohol
  • Precipitation
  • TiO2
  • Activation Energy
  • Propylene