Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 1780-1786

Effect of ionizing radiation on the kinetics of hydrogenation on the Ni-MgO mixed catalyst

Rostislav Kudláček and Jan Lokoč

Department of Nuclear Chemistry, Czech Technical University, 115 19 Prague 1


The effect of gamma pre-irradiation of the mixed nickel-magnesium oxide catalyst on the kinetics of hydrogenation of maleic acid in the liquid phase has been studied. The changes of the hydrogenation rate are compared with the changes of the adsorbed amount of the acid and with the changes of the solution composition, activation energy, and absorbed dose of the ionizing radiation. From this comparison and from the interpretation of the experimental data it can be deduced that two types of centers can be distinguished on the surface of the catalyst under study, namely the sorption centres for the acid and hydrogen and the reaction centres.