Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

, Volume 127, Issue 2, pp 979–990 | Cite as

Characterization and competitive benzene hydrogenation activity of nickel supported on SBA-15/LxOy (L = Zn, Ti, W) composites in an aromatic mixture

  • Z. Mohammadian
  • M. H. Peyrovi
  • N. ParsafardEmail author


SBA-15/metal oxide composites were prepared by the mixing-calcination method and the nickel phase was impregnated by the wet impregnation method. The textural and structural properties of catalysts were characterized with scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence, UV–visible diffuse reflectance spectra, and nitrogen adsorption–desorption analysis. Ni/composite materials were used for competitive hydrogenation of benzene in the range of 403–463 K and ambient pressure. It is found that the reaction kinetics follows the pseudo-first-order kinetic for hydrogen. Activity data demonstrated that the highest activity and the best selectivity were obtained for Ni/SBA-15/TiO2 (> 93%) at 403 K, and nickel supported over SBA-15/W2O (> 73%) at 403 K.


Competitive hydrogenation SBA-15/metal oxide composites Mesoporous material Activity Stability 



We would like to thanks the Technical assistant of X-ray Laboratory (Mrs. Naderi) and Mr. Javadi Anaghizi for help in the SEM and EDX-map (Central Laboratory of the Shahid Beheshti University).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Chemistry Science and Petroleum, Department of Physical ChemistryUniversity of Shahid BeheshtiTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Applied Chemistry, Department of Applied ChemistryKosar University of BojnordNorth KhorasanIran

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