Decomposition of styrene dimers: the influence of the acid strength of the catalyst

Marek Marczewski , Elżbieta Kamińska , Hanna Marczewska


A relation between the acid strength of the active centers of sulfated alumina catalysts and the results of transformation of styrene dimers was studied. The acid strength measurements were performed according to the test reaction method using α-methylstyrene, styrene, tert-butylbenzene and cumene reactions at 298 K. It was found that acid strength of: alumina is characterized by HO \\textgreater\ −2.2; γ-Al2O3/SO4 2− (1 \%) is within the range of −3.5 \\textless\ HO ≤ −2.2; γ-Al2O3/SO4 2− (2–3 \%) is found to be HO ≤ −3.5; and HO \\textless\ −3.5 is true for γ-Al2O3/SO4 2− (4–9 \%). Cracking of styrene dimers (573 K) took place if the active acid sites possessed sufficient strength. The use of the catalyst of medium acidity (−3.5 \\textless\ HO ≤ −2.2) allowed to transform them selectively (96 \%) into benzene and alkylbenzenes. When the acid strength of the catalyst was higher (HO ≤ −3.5), the selectivity of the reaction changed. The selectivity of benzene and its derivatives diminished (to 65 \%) and dicyclic compounds (indane and indene derivatives) appeared (selectivity 21 \%) among the reaction products.
Author Marek Marczewski (FC / DCOC)
Marek Marczewski,,
- Department Of Catalysis And Organometallic Chemistry
, Elżbieta Kamińska (FC / DCOC)
Elżbieta Kamińska,,
- Department Of Catalysis And Organometallic Chemistry
, Hanna Marczewska (FC / DCOC)
Hanna Marczewska,,
- Department Of Catalysis And Organometallic Chemistry
Journal seriesReaction Kinetics Mechanisms and Catalysis, ISSN 1878-5190
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishacid strength ; catalysis ; industrial chemistry/chemical engineering ; physical chemistry ; polystyrene decomposition ; sulfated alumina
ASJC Classification1606 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; 1503 Catalysis
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 02-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 02-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 5; WoS Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2013 = 0.771; WoS Impact Factor: 2013 = 0.983 (2) - 2013=1.049 (5)
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