Influence of the support of copper catalysts on activity and 1,2-dichloroethane selectivity in ethylene oxychlorination

Zuzana Vajglová, Narendra Kumar, Kari Eränen, Anton Tokarev, Markus Peurla, Janne Peltonen, Dmitry Murzin, Tapio Salmi

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Five different support materials were modified with 5 wt.% Cu, using an evaporation impregnation method. The synthesized CuCl2/γ-Al2O3, CuCl2/TiO2 (Hombikat), CuCl2/TiO2 (Alfa Aesar), CuCl2/SiO2 and CuCl2/H-Beta-25 materials were characterized by nitrogen physisorption, X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive Xray microanalysis, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and CO2-temperature programmed desorption. The physical-chemical characterization was correlated with catalytic activity, stability and selectivity in the ethylene oxychlorination. It was found that γ-Al2O3 and TiO2 support materials demonstrate very good activity and 1,2dichloroethane selectivity compare to other catalysts. Zeolite H-Beta-25 and SiO2 support materials proved to be unusable for this reaction.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)41–51
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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