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Dehydroalkylation of toluene with ethane in a packed-bed membrane reactor with a bifunctional catalyst and a hydrogen-selective membrane.

Authors
  • Sadat Rezai, Seyed Alireza1
  • Traa, Yvonne
  • 1 Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Stuttgart, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
Publication Date
May 28, 2008
Issue
20
Pages
2382–2384
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/b800486b
PMID: 18473077
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

The dehydroalkylation of toluene with ethane to form isomeric ethyltoluenes has been carried out in a packed-bed membrane reactor under mild conditions of 350 degrees C, where it is shown that ethyltoluene yields significantly increase with increasing sweep gas flow rate and pressure.

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