Selective conversion of butane into liquid hydrocarbon fuels on alkane metathesis catalysts

Kaï Chung Szeto, Lucie Hardou, Nicolas Merle, Jean-Marie Basset, Jean Thivolle-Cazat, Charalambos Papaioannou, Mostafa Taoufik

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Abstract

We report a selective direct conversion of n-butane into higher molecular weight alkanes (C 5+) by alkane metathesis reaction catalysed by silica-alumina supported tungsten or tantalum hydrides at moderate temperature and pressure. The product is unprecedented, asymmetrically distributed towards heavier alkanes. This journal is © 2012 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1336
JournalCatalysis Science & Technology
Volume2
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis

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