The promotional effect of CO2 in ethylbenzene oxidation with MC-type catalytic system

Seung Chan Baek, Hyun Seog Roh, Suhas A. Chavan, Min Ho Choi, Ki Won Jun, Sang Eon Park, Jin S. Yoo, Kang Jin Kim

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Abstract

The promotional effect of CO2 in the liquid phase oxidation of ethylbenzene to acetophenone (AP) with the Co/Mn/Br (MC-type) catalyst system has been investigated. Significant enhancement of catalytic activity was found in the presence of CO2 and thus selectivity toward acetophenone was increased as well. UV-visible investigations of the MC-type catalyst system in the oxidation of ethylbenzene reveal that Mn(III) is more easily formed in the presence of CO2; such formation would be associated with the CO2 promotional effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Volume244
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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