Dehydrogenation of Methylcyclohexane over Pt/TiO2 Catalyst

Satoshi Nagatake, Takuma Higo, Shuhei Ogo, Yukihiro Sugiura, Ryo Watanabe, Choji Fukuhara, Yasushi Sekine*

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Methylcyclohexane (MCH) is expected as a hydrogen carrier. Dehydrogenation of MCH was conducted over supported Pt catalysts at 623 K. Pt/TiO2 showed high stability for dehydrogenation and good resistance for coke formation. The partial pressure dependence of MCH, toluene, and H2 was investigated for Pt/TiO2 and Pt/Al2O3 catalysts, which showed different tendencies for toluene partial pressure. The reaction order of toluene partial pressure for Pt/TiO2 was almost zero, but that for Pt/Al2O3 was a negative value. Toluene inhibited the Pt/Al2O3 catalytic activity, but that of Pt/TiO2 was unaffected. The SMSI effect was confirmed on Pt/TiO2 by CO chemisorption measurement. Pt on TiO2 became an electron-rich state compared to Pt0 because of the electron donation from TiOx, and the toluene adsorption to Pt on TiO2 was weakened.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Dehydrogenation
  • Electronic state
  • Methylcyclohexane
  • Organic hydride
  • Pt/TiO

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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