Oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane using ball-milled hexagonal boron nitride

Yusuke Honda, Atsushi Takagaki, Ryuji Kikuchi, S. Ted Oyama

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Ball-milled hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) involving oxidized boron on the surface was found to catalyze oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane with high selectivity to ethylene (9296%) whereas pristine h-BN showed poor selectivity (42%). The calcination of the ball-milled h-BN at the temperature of 550 °C or higher resulted in the formation of boron oxide on the surface leading to decrease of the activity for the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1090-1093
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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