Benzene-Oxygen Reaction Over Alkaline Earth Metal Oxide Catalysts.

Masahiko Matsukata*, Eiji Okanari, Eiichi Kikuchi, Yoshiro Morita

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The benzene-oxygen reaction catalyzed by alkaline earth metal oxides was investigated in the temperature range 773-1,073K to understand the catalytic function of these oxides for hydrocarbon gasification. In the initial stage of reaction, CO, CO2, H2O, and biphenyl were concurrently produced. The consumption of CO and H2O by the water-gas shift reaction subsequently occurred to give CO2and H2. CO oxidation with O2hardly occurred in the course of the benzene-oxygen reaction because benzene was preferentially adsorbed on the MgO catalyst. These reaction sequences were compared with those in the benzene-oxygen reaction catalyzed by metallic nickel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-43
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of The Japan Petroleum Institute
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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