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Kinetics of vapor-phase oxidation of 2-propanol to acetone over a copper catalyst

Chanda, Mridula and Mukherjee, Ashok K (1987) Kinetics of vapor-phase oxidation of 2-propanol to acetone over a copper catalyst. In: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 26 (12). pp. 2430-2437.

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Kinetics of oxidation. of 2-propanol to acetone over $CuO-ThO_2$-pumice were studied by using an isothermal integral flow reactor at $240-285^\circ/1$ atm. Conversion to acetone at any temp. first increases, then decreases, and finally becomes independent as the mole ratio of $O_2$ to 2-propanol is gradually increased to \geq8. Conversion to $CO_2$, on the other hand, increases continuously with the mole ratio of $O_2$ to 2-propanol and becomes independent when the latter is \geq8. Model discrimination tests eliminated all but a two-stage redox model with the reaction order of unity with respect to both 2-propanol and $O_2$ as well as a steady-state adsorption model which yields rate equations identical in math. form with the former. These two models represent the exptl. rate data satisfactorily.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to American Chemical Society
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13459

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