Selective and stable bimetallic PtSn/θ-Al2O3 catalyst for dehydrogenation of n-butane to n-butenes

Title
Selective and stable bimetallic PtSn/θ-Al2O3 catalyst for dehydrogenation of n-butane to n-butenes
Authors
Bhari Mallanna Nagaraja신채호정광덕
Keywords
Pt/Sn catalyst; Butane dehydrogenation; dehydrogenation; Platinum?tin alloy; Butenes; Theta alumina; olefin; Deactivation
Issue Date
2013-10
Publisher
Applied catalysis A, General
Citation
VOL 467, NO 2, 211-223
Abstract
PtSn/θ-Al2O3 with various Pt and Sn compositions was prepared by a co-impregnation method using θ-Al2O3 support for n-butane dehydrogenation reaction. The monometallic Pt1.5/θ-Al2O3 catalyst showed severe deactivation in n-butane dehydrogenation. The bimetallic PtSn/θ-Al2O3 catalyst improved the n-C42− yield and the stability. The compositions listed in order of n-C42− yield at 823 K are as follows: (PtSn)1.5 > (PtSn)1.0 > (PtSn)2.0 > (PtSn)0.5 > Pt1.5 > Sn1.5. The n-C42− yields increased with the specific metal surface area. The Sn loading was varied on the Pt1.5 loaded catalyst. Then, the compositions listed in order of n-C42− yield at 823 K were as follows: (PtSn)1.5 > Pt1.5Sn1.0 > Pt1.5Sn2.0 > Pt1.5Sn0.5 > Pt1.5. The n-C42− yield was maximized at a Pt/Sn weight ratio of 1.0. The n-C42− selectivity of the Pt1.5 catalyst was substantially improved by the Sn addition. TEM and XRD studies indicated PtSn alloy formation on the bimetallic PtSn catalysts during the reduction. The PtSn alloy can increase the n-C42− selectivity by blocking the cracking and hydrogenolysis sites of the Pt catalyst. TPR and HAADF STEM-EDS studies suggest the reduction procedure of the Pt and Sn species. The scattered Pt oxides in the vicinity of the well-dispersed Sn oxides were co-reduced, and then the reduced Sn metals migrated to the PtSn particles, resulting in a PtSn alloy. The specific metal surface area of the Pt1.5 sample was much lower than that of the (PtSn)1.5 sample. Therefore, it can be suggested that Pt metal sintering can be retarded by PtSn alloy formation during the reduction, resulting in high specific metal surface area. These observations demonstrate that the addition of Sn can enhance the activity and n-C42− selectivity.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/46548
ISSN
0926860X
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