Accession Number:

ADA050254

Title:

The Decomposition of Ethanol, Propanol and Acetic Acid Chemisorbed on Magnesium Oxide.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 77,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Adsorption of ethanol, propanol, and acetic acid on magnesium oxide powder, followed by temperature programmed thermal desorption, yielded the dehydration products ethylene, propylene, and ketene, respectively. Several experiments with ethanol chemisorbed on magnesium oxide doped with various transition metals revealed that such impurities have the effect of lowering the temperature at which ethylene is desorbed. A mechanism is proposed which accounts for dehydration under low pressure conditions and dehydrogenation under high pressure conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE