Evaluation of Activation Energies for Pairwise and Non-Pairwise Hydrogen Addition to Propyne Over Pd/Aluminosilicate Fiberglass Catalyst by Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization (PHIP)

Salnikov, O.G., et al., Evaluation of Activation Energies for Pairwise and Non-Pairwise Hydrogen Addition to Propyne Over Pd/Aluminosilicate Fiberglass Catalyst by Parahydrogen-Induced Polarization (PHIP). Appl. Magn. Reson., 2014. 45(10): p. 1051-1061.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00723-014-0586-7

Hydrogenation of propyne to propene over Pd/aluminosilicate fiberglass catalyst in the temperature range 175–350 °C was investigated with the use of parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP) technique. Activation energies for both pairwise and non-pairwise H2 addition routes were estimated. It was found that at 175–275 °C the activation energies for hydrogen addition to the triple bond of propyne have similar values (about 60–70 kJ/mol) for both routes of hydrogen addition. At higher temperatures (275–350 °C), the rate constant for pairwise hydrogen addition reaches a maximum value while the rate constant for non-pairwise hydrogen addition continues to increase with increasing temperature.

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