Conversion of Ethanol into Polyolefin Building Blocks: Reaction Pathways on Nickel Ion-loaded Mesoporous Silica

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  • Prof. Masakazu Iwamoto,

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    1. Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-R1-5 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 45-924-5228
    • Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-R1-5 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 45-924-5228
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  • Dr. Kouji Kasai,

    1. Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-R1-5 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 45-924-5228
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  • Dr. Teruki Haishi

    1. Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259-R1-5 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8503 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 45-924-5228
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Abstract

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Ethanol to olefins: Very fast, selective, and stable formation of ethene, propene, and butenes from ethanol is achieved on Ni-MCM-41 at 573–723 K, without deactivation. Two reaction pathways via diethyl ether and acetaldehyde are suggested. The results are relevant for the possible use of bioethanol as a renewable material for the production of plastics.

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