Ionic liquid assisted acetylene partial hydrogenation over surface of palladium nanoparticles

Farshad Farshidfar, Mahmood Kazemzad, Ali Khanlarkhani, Mehran Rezaei

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The loss of acetylene partial hydrogenation selectivity over bare palladium catalyst is observed by aging. In this study, 1-butyl-3-methyl imidazolinium hydroxide ionic liquid (BMIm[OH]) is loaded on Pd/γ-Al2O3 solid catalyst for enhancing the selectivity and different experimental techniques such as surface area measurements and catalytic performance have been performed to characterize the modified catalyst. Results revealed that the addition of ionic liquid maintains higher selectivity of partial hydrogenation over Pd/γ-Al2O3 catalyst for more than 30h especially at the temperature of acetylene complete removal (>100°C). The activation energies of partial and complete acetylene hydrogenation on bare and ionic liquid loaded Pd/γ-Al2O3 are also calculated and utilized to clarify the obtained results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1650054
Number of pages6
JournalSurface Review and Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • 1-butyl-3-methyl imidazolinium hydroxide
  • Acetylene partial hydrogenation
  • ionic liquid
  • palladium catalyst

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