Dehydrochlorination of intermediates in the production of vinyl chloride over lanthanum oxide-based catalysts

A.W.A.M. van der Heijden, A.J.M. Mens, R. Bogerd, B.M. Weckhuysen

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Lanthanum oxide-based catalysts are active in the elimination of HCl from C2H5Cl, 1,2-C2H4Cl2 and 1,1,2-C2H3Cl3 leading to the formation of their respective chlorinated ethenes. An oxygen-rich catalytic surface may form CO, CO2 and C2HCl as side products, whereas with chlorine-rich catalytic surfaces a stable product distribution is achieved with 100% selectivity towards the formation of ethenes, such as the valuable C2H3Cl intermediate.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)238-246
Number of pages9
JournalCatalysis Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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