Catalytic oxidation of benzene with ozone over Mn ion-exchanged zeolites

Hisahiro Einaga, Shigeru Futamura

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Catalytic oxidation of benzene with ozone was carried out over Mn ion-exchanged zeolites at 343 K. Benzene was oxidized on Mn-Y to form COx without the release of organic byproducts, whereas formic acid was formed with supported manganese oxide catalysts, Mn/SiO2 and Mn/SiO2-Al2O3. Mn-Y showed higher activity and selectivity to CO2 than other zeolite catalysts, Mn-β, Mn-MOR, and Mn-ZSM-5. Linear relationship was observed between benzene consumption, COx formation and ozone consumption. Formic acid adsorbed on Mn-Y catalyst was completely oxidized to CO2 with ozone at around 343 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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