Dehydration of 2-Octanol over Ca-doped CeO2 Catalysts

Muthu Kumaran Gnanamani, Gary Jacobs, Wilson D. Shafer, Burtron H. Davis

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Vapor-phase catalytic dehydration of 2-octanol was investigated over Ca-doped CeO2 at 375 °C and atmospheric pressure. Ca doping up to 0.15 wt % was found to increase the dehydration activity for 2-octanol, whereas further increases in Ca content (0.50 and 1.25 wt %) detrimentally affected the conversion. Catalyst surface area and pore volume increased with increasing Ca content in Ca-doped CeO2. Hydrogen temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) profiles indicate that the partially reduced state of surface ceria (i.e., Ce3+), which increases with increasing Ca loading up to 0.15 wt %, might play an important role in promoting dehydration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-498
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 6 2017

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  • 2-octanol
  • alcohol dehydration
  • Ca-doped ceria
  • ceria
  • dehydrogenation
  • octenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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