Desulfurization of Hydrocarbons by Electron Transfer Oxidative Polymerization of Heteroaromatic Sulfides Catalyzed by H5PV2Mo10O40 Polyoxometalate

Authors

  • Dr. Alexander M. Khenkin,

    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot (Israel), Fax: (+972) 8-9344142
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  • Prof. Ronny Neumann

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    1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot (Israel), Fax: (+972) 8-9344142
    • Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, 76100 Rehovot (Israel), Fax: (+972) 8-9344142
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Abstract

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Gone in 7200 Seconds: Heteroaromatic thiophene derivatives, refractory to hydrodesulfurization, are removed from hydrocarbons by oxidative polymerization over H5PV2Mo10O40/SiO2 as a recyclable, heterogeneous catalyst. The levels of sulfur-containing compounds reach sub-ppm to nondetectable levels, as analyzed by gas chromatography with a flame photometric detector.

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