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1,3-Butadiene production from ethanol–water mixtures over Zn–La–Zr–Si oxide catalyst

  • Olga V. LarinaEmail author
  • Ivan M. Remezovskyi
  • Pavlo I. Kyriienko
  • Sergiy O. Soloviev
  • Svitlana M. Orlyk
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Abstract

Zn–La–Zr–Si oxide composition has been investigated in the ethanol-to-butadiene process using ethanol–water mixtures with different water content. An increase of H2O content in the initial reaction mixture decreases ethanol conversion, 1,3-butadiene selectivity, yield and productivity. The results of in situ FTIR spectroscopy (with ethanol and acetone as probe molecules) have shown the main reason for a decrease in activity of the catalyst to be H2O adsorption on active sites of aldol condensation of acetaldehyde and, to a lesser extent, ethanol dehydrogenation. Zn–La–Zr–Si oxide composition is a highly active and selective catalyst for the ethanol-to-butadiene process when ethanol–water mixture of 80 vol% ethanol and 20 vol% H2O is used, 60% 1,3-butadiene yield is achieved.

Keywords

Ethanol 1,3-Butadiene H2O effect Lewis acidic site Aldol condensation of acetaldehyde In situ FTIR 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was financially supported by programs of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine KPKVK 6541230 “Support for the development of priority areas of scientific research” (Grant No. 0116U000061) and KPKVK 6541030 “New functional substances and materials of chemical production” (Grant No. 0119U101562).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.L.V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical ChemistryThe National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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