This work is financially supported by the EnerChem project (Max Planck Society). The authors gratefully acknowledge Prof. R. Schomäcker (Technische Universität Berlin), E. Kitzelmann, G. Weinberg, Dr. D. Rosenthal, and Dr. Bo Zhu for experimental assistance and fruitful discussions.
Heteroatoms Increase the Selectivity in Oxidative Dehydrogenation Reactions on Nanocarbons†
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 48, Issue 37, pages 6913–6917, September 1, 2009
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Frank, B., Zhang, J., Blume, R., Schlögl, R. and Su, D. (2009), Heteroatoms Increase the Selectivity in Oxidative Dehydrogenation Reactions on Nanocarbons. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48: 6913–6917. doi: 10.1002/anie.200901826
- Issue published online: 26 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 2 JUL 2009
- Manuscript Received: 5 APR 2009
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- CH activation;
- heterogeneous catalysis;
Boron makes it selective: Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) modified by boron oxide catalyze the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane to propene with remarkable selectivity. Nanocarbon can be an attractive alternative to conventional metal oxides, as it enables a feasible investigation of the reaction mechanism and provides a sustainable technology for alkane conversion.