Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.28, No.9, 2337-2342, 2020
Dehydrogenation of methylcyclohexane over Pt supported on Mg-Al mixed oxides catalyst: The effect of promoter Ir
To enhance the hydrogen release during hydrogen storage, several Pt-Ir supported on Mg-Al mixed oxide catalysts were prepared and then applied into the dehydrogenation of methylcydohexane (MCH) in this study. The effects of iridium content, reduction temperature on the activity and stability of the catalysts were studied in detail. In the presence of Ir, metal particle size was decreased and electron transfer between Ir and Pt was observed. High reduction temperature increased the metallic Ir content but enlarged the particle size of active sites. During the dehydrogenation reaction on Pt-Ir bimetallic catalyst. MCH was efficiently converted into toluene and Ptlr-5/Mg-Al-275 exhibited the highest activity. After prolonging the residence time and raising the reaction temperature to 350 degrees C. the conversion and hydrogen evolution rate were increased to 99.9% and 578.7 mmol.(g Pt)(-1).min(-1), respectively. Moreover, no carbon deposition was observed in the spent catalyst, presenting a high anti-coking ability and good potential for industrial application. (C) 2020 The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, and Chemical Industry Press Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.