Nanocomposites on the basis of layered silicates as the catalysts for the dehydrogenation of methanol

A. A. Vedyagin, A. I. Nizovskii, K. S. Golohvast, P. G. Tsyrulnikov

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The methanol dehydrogenation reaction has been studied over impregnated copper-containing catalysts. A silica-montmorillonite nanocomposite has been used as the support for these systems. The catalyst’s features were found to depend strongly on the distance of the interlayer spacing within the structure of montmorillonite. The textural changes taking place in the support affect the accessibility of the active sites of the catalyst for methanol. The optimal temperature of the reductive pretreatment in hydrogen atmosphere required for the preparation of an active and durable enough nanocomposite-based catalyst was found to be 300°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-699
Number of pages7
JournalNanotechnologies in Russia
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Engineering(all)

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