ISSN 0005-2531 (Print) ISSN 2522-1841 (Online)
A.M.Aliyev, M.Ya.Abbasov, U.M.Najaf-Guliyev, Z.A.Shabanova, G.A.Ali-zade, R.Yu.Mirzoeva

Selective C−C- and C−H- bond activations are an important catalytic process to produce various value-added hydrocarbons oxidative dehydrogenation processes. For producing desired product with a high yield control of reaction pathway through the design of catalyst, fundamental understanding and clarification of reaction mechanism are prerequisite. In this work, we designed heterogeneous catalysts by combining {Cu2+(0.5 mas.%), Zn2+(0.2 mas.%), Co2+(0.1 mas.%), Cr3+(0.1 mas.%)} and clinoptilolite zeolites particles for oxidative dehydrogenation reaction of methylcyclopentane. Depending on the catalyst combination, the reaction pathways of dehydrogenation, ring-opening with isomerization, and ring-enlargement with hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of C5-cyclic ring to C6-cyclic ring (i.e., cyclohexane and benzene) can be controlled to produce various products with high yields. The conversion of methylcyclopentane was investigated over HY zeolite at 3600C. Catalytic activity of the clinoptilolite in the reaction of selective oxidative dehydrogenation of methylcyclopentane into methylcyclopentadiene has been measured experimentally. Addition of Zn increases the stability of catalytic activity and induces distinct selectivity changes. When the Zn content is increased, dehydrogenation of methylcyclopentane to methylcylopentadiene goes through a maximum and deep dehydrogenation of methylcylopentane to benzene remains roughly constant. This study would provide practical and fundamental insight for design of heterogeneous catalyst for controlling reaction pathways 

Keywords : methylcyclopentane, catalytic dehydrogenation, methylcyclopenten, methylcyclopentadiene, clinoptilolite
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