Dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene over LaVOx/SBA-15 catalysts in the presence of carbon dioxide

B. S. Liu*, G. Rui, R. Z. Chang, Chak Tong AU

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The catalytic performance of a series of LaVOx/SBA-15 catalysts with different vanadium loadings was investigated for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene using CO2 as oxidant. The addition of La3+ has an effect of hindering carbon deposition and enhancing the stability of the catalysts. The 10%La2O3-15%V2O5/SBA-15 (wt%) catalyst exhibited the best activity and stability, giving a styrene yield of 74%. According to the results of characterization, the good performance of the catalyst could be related to the mono-dispersion of the VO43- species and the synergistic action of lanthanum and vanadium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-94
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

User-Defined Keywords

  • Carbon deposition
  • CO as oxidant
  • Dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene
  • Lanthanum promoters
  • SBA-15
  • Vanadium oxide


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