A New Catalyst on Di(1-Naphthyl)methane Hydrocracking and Kinetics Analysis
A new catalyst with two active constituents interacting with activated carbon was prepared. As a model reaction for coal liquefaction, the hydrocracking of di(1-naphthyl)methane (DNM) was investigated under different reaction conditions over the catalyst. The results show that the catalyst converts DNM hydrocraking into 1-methylnaphthalene and naphthalene with high selectively, without any hydrogenation product. Kinetic analysis indicates that DNM hydrocracking in the temperature range of 170-300 °C could be considered as a first order reaction. The activation energy E and pre-exponential factor A for DNM hydrocracking for different reaction times were calculated.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
X. M. Yue et al., "A New Catalyst on Di(1-Naphthyl)methane Hydrocracking and Kinetics Analysis", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 771-774, 2011