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Issue 4, 2014
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Dimerization of ethene in a fluidized bed reactor using Ni-based Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) catalysts

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Abstract

The complexes [(mall)Ni(dppanis)][SbF6] (mall = methallyl, dppanis = (2-methoxyphenyl)diphenylphosphine) 1, [(mall)Ni(PPh3OC10)][SbF6] (PPh3OC10 = (2-decyloxyphenyl)diphenylphosphine) 2, and [(mall)Ni(PPh3OdiMePh)][SbF6] (PPh3OdiMePh = (2-(2,6-dimethylphenoxy)phenyl)diphenylphosphine) 3 were immobilized as Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) catalysts and applied for the tandem dimerization/isomerization of ethylene to 2-butene in a fluidized bed reactor. The better heat removal in the fluidized bed improves the catalyst stability and allows for a more detailed investigation of the deactivation mechanism. Based on kinetic studies, a second order deactivation mechanism is proposed, in which two nickel complexes dimerize if the supply of ethene is insufficient.

Graphical abstract: Dimerization of ethene in a fluidized bed reactor using Ni-based Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) catalysts

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The article was received on 08 Nov 2013, accepted on 17 Dec 2013 and first published on 18 Dec 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00905J
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Citation: Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014,4, 936-947

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    Dimerization of ethene in a fluidized bed reactor using Ni-based Supported Ionic Liquid Phase (SILP) catalysts

    F. T. U. Kohler, K. Gärtner, V. Hager, M. Haumann, M. Sternberg, X. Wang, N. Szesni, K. Meyer and P. Wasserscheid, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2014, 4, 936
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CY00905J

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