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Propane Dehydrogenation Catalyst with Greatly Enhanced Lifespan
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For Information, Contact:
Craig Forney
Commercialization Manager, Chemistry and Materials Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
9/13/2016
ISURF #
4408
Summary:
Iowa State University and researchers have developed a process to platinum-tin catalysts for propane dehydrogenation to enhance catalyst lifetime before regeneration up to six-fold.

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Description:
Propane dehydrogenation is a common method to produce propylene, one of the most important chemical building blocks. Platinum-tin catalysts have been shown to have high selectivity towards propylene with good yield, but suffer from quick deactivation from coking. Iowa State researchers have discovered a treatment method that provides a six-fold increase in catalyst life before coking and deactivation without sacrificing selectivity and yield.

Advantage:
• A six-fold increase in catalyst life before deactivation
• No decrease in yield or selectivity relative to conventionally-treated catalysts
• Cost effective process performed at moderate temperatures and pressures
Application:
Propane dehydrogenation to propylene

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