Catalysis Letters

, Volume 148, Issue 6, pp 1622–1633 | Cite as

Hydrogen Production Through Steam Reforming of Toluene Over Ni Supported on MgAl Mixed Oxides Derived from Hydrotalcite-Like Compounds

  • O. C. V. Silva
  • E. B. Silveira
  • R. C. Rabelo-Neto
  • L. E. P. Borges
  • F. B. Noronha


This work studied the performance of mixed oxides derived from hydrotalcite-like compounds with different Al/(Ni + Mg + Al) molar ratios for the steam reforming of toluene. All catalysts deactivated, except for Ni/MgO. The amount of carbon formed on the catalysts depended on the Ni particle size and density of acid sites.

Graphical Abstract


Steam reforming of toluene Gasification Biomass Tar Hydrogen production Hydrotalcite 



The authors acknowledge the scholarship received from CAPES and FAPERJ. The authors are also grateful for support from The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - CNPq (407144/2013-7).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentMilitary Institute of EngineeringRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Catalysis DivisionNational Institute of TechnologyRio de JaneiroBrazil

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