Determination of toluene hydrogenation kinetics with neutron diffraction

Marta Falkowska, Sarayute Chansai, Haresh G. Manyar, Lynn F. Gladden, Daniel T. Bowron, Tristan G A Youngs*, Christopher Hardacre

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Total neutron scattering has been used to follow the hydrogenation of toluene-d8 to methylcyclohexane-d14 over 3 wt% platinum supported on highly ordered mesoporous silica (MCM-41) at 298 K and under 150 mbar D2 pressure. The detailed kinetic information so revealed indicates that liquid reorganisation inside pores is the slowest step of the whole process. Additionally, the results were compared with the reaction performed under 250 mbar D2 pressure as well as with toluene-h8 hydrogenation using D2 at 150 mbar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17237-17243
Number of pages7
Journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number26
Early online date29 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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