Effect of sulfur removal from naphthalene on its hygrogenation over mordenite-supported Pd catalyst

Michael J. Sprague, Jian Zheng, Chunshan Song

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The effect of sulfur on the sequential hydrogenation of naphthalene, in the regime where sulfur concentration begins to affect the activity and selectivity of noble metal catalysts. Trace quantities of benzothiophene in naphthalene were detected and were subsequently removed. After treatment of naphthalene over Raney Ni catalyst, no peak due to benzothiophene was observed. With increasing feedstock sulfur concentration, conversion of naphthalene decreased. The hydrogenation of tetralin was inhibited to a higher extent in the presence of even small amount of benzothiophene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-105
Number of pages3
JournalACS Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Inc. Preprints
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2002
EventACS National Meeting - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2002Apr 11 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology

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