Oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane over mesoporous VO x /SBA-15 catalysts

Wei Liu, Suk Yin LAI, Hongxing Dai, Shuiju Wang, Haizhen Sun, Chak Tong AU*

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Mesoporous VO x /SBA-15 catalysts with different V contents were evaluated for the oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane and characterized by N2 adsorption, XRD, HRTEM, H2-TPR, NH3-TPD, XPS, and EPR techniques. Compared to conventional V2O 5/SiO2 catalysts, the VO x /SBA-15 catalysts showed better performance. The good performance can be attributed to the good dispersion of V species, presence of V4+ species and the pore structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Mesoporous SBA-15
  • n-butane
  • Oxidative dehydrogenation
  • Vanadium oxide


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