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Kinetic Modeling of Vapor-Phase Oxidation of 1-Phenylethanol over Thorium Molybdate

Sundararaman, Narayanaswamy and Ravindram, M and Bhatt, MV (1986) Kinetic Modeling of Vapor-Phase Oxidation of 1-Phenylethanol over Thorium Molybdate. In: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Product Research and Development, 25 (4). pp. 512-517.

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Vapor-phase oxidation of I-phenylethanol over thorium molybdate catalyst forms acetophenone as sole product.The kinetics of the reaction is investigated in a differential flow reactor at $473 \leq T \leq 573 K$.Twenty-four different formulations were tried in an attempt to model the reaction, and the rate equation - $r_ A$ = $k_A$$k_o$$P_A$$^mp_O$$^n/$$(K_OP_O$$^n + Nk_AP_A$$^m)$ has been found to adequately represent the data. A kinetic comparison of ferric and thorium molybdate systems suggests that the ferric ion acts as an oxygen carrier.The unique role of hexavalent molybdenum in attracting and oxidizing the alcohol is explained.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright belong to American Chemical Society
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: sidhartha sahoo
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14354

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