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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract Ga2O3 and Ga2O3/TiO2 catalysts were found to be effective agents for the dehydrogenation of ethane to ethene in the presence of carbon dioxide at 650 °C. The activity of the Ga2O3 and Ga2O3/TiO2 catalysts in the presence of CO2 was 2–4 times higher than that without CO2. Ethene yields reached ca. 20–25% and selectivity was ca. 70–90% at 650°C in the 17% ethane and 83% CO2 feed at an SV of 9,000 ml/(g‐cat h). The presence of CO2 markedly promoted dehydrogenation of ethane over Ga2O3 and Ga2O3/TiO2 catalysts. Furthermore, the promoting effect of CO2 on the aromatization of ethane and ethene over a Ga2O3+H/ZSM‐5 catalyst was also observed above 650 °C. Aromatics yields were higher than those without CO2.
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