To improve the catalytic activity of Pt catalysts for methylcyclohexane (MCH) dehydrogenation, which is utilized for hydrogen transportation, the effects of the addition of Se on the performance of Pt/TiO2 catalysts were investigated. In Se/Pt/TiO2 catalysts, even a small amount of Se addition (Se/Pt = 0.01) improved the catalyst stability. Se was highly dispersed on the Pt/TiO2 surface, without volatilizing in a reducing atmosphere at temperatures below 450 °C, and did not form an alloy with Pt. The analysis of adsorption-desorption characteristics revealed that the addition of Se promoted the desorption of products, including the main product, toluene. Moreover, an electron donation effect from Se to Pt was observed by FT-IR measurement after the reduction. The desorption characteristic caused by the electron donation effect suppressed the deterioration of the catalyst and allowed stable catalytic activity toward the MCH dehydrogenation reaction.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Fuel Technology
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology