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A Comparative Study of Aromatization Catalysts: The Advantage of Hybrid Oxy/Carbides and Platinum-Catalysts Based on Carbon Gels

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Avenida Fuente Nueva s/n, ES-18071 Granada, Spain
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Received: 22 January 2021 / Revised: 7 February 2021 / Accepted: 9 February 2021 / Published: 12 February 2021
This manuscript is focused on the relationship between sol-gel synthesis processes and the development of new active phases with fitted morphology, porosity and surface chemistry. The influence of the above parameters on the catalytic performance of the prepared materials for the aromatization of n-hexane to benzene is also evaluated. Different series of catalysts were prepared, either using noble metals (i.e., Pt) or metal oxides (i.e., Mo, W), as active phases. In both cases, the catalytic performance and stability of classical aromatization catalysts was significantly improved. Interesting one-pot carboreduction process of the metal oxide during carbonization is suggested as a real alternative for the preparation of high-performance aromatization catalysts, leading to the formation of less acidic and non-stoichiometric oxides and carbides. View Full-Text
Keywords: n-hexane; benzene; carbon nanomaterials; metal active-phases; aromatization n-hexane; benzene; carbon nanomaterials; metal active-phases; aromatization
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Pastrana-Martínez, L.M.; Morales-Torres, S.; Maldonado-Hódar, F.J. A Comparative Study of Aromatization Catalysts: The Advantage of Hybrid Oxy/Carbides and Platinum-Catalysts Based on Carbon Gels. C 2021, 7, 21. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/c7010021

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Pastrana-Martínez LM, Morales-Torres S, Maldonado-Hódar FJ. A Comparative Study of Aromatization Catalysts: The Advantage of Hybrid Oxy/Carbides and Platinum-Catalysts Based on Carbon Gels. C. 2021; 7(1):21. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/c7010021

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Pastrana-Martínez, Luisa M.; Morales-Torres, Sergio; Maldonado-Hódar, Francisco J. 2021. "A Comparative Study of Aromatization Catalysts: The Advantage of Hybrid Oxy/Carbides and Platinum-Catalysts Based on Carbon Gels" C 7, no. 1: 21. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/c7010021

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