Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 2680-2686

Determination of structure parameters of platinum hydrogenation catalysts and their supports

Jiří Růžičkaa, Jiří Hanikaa, Zdeněk Sedláčekb and Vlastimil Růžičkaa

a Department of Organic Technology
b Department of Physical Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Six catalysts containing 5 and 6.1 wt. % Pt were prepared by impregnation of activated carbon (Atlas AET 300) with H2PtCl6 from aqueous solutions and subsequent calcination and reduction with hydrogen at 100, 200, and 300 °C. The specific surface area was determined for the catalysts, saturated supports and the untreated support. The adsorption isotherms of n-pentane at 0 °C were measured for the support, saturated support and catalyst (100 °C), and the experimental data were correlated by the BET, Langmuir, and Dubinin equations; the pore radii distribution was also calculated for them. The activities of the catalysts were evaluated by measuring the initial reaction rates of hydrogenation of 1-octene and nitrobenzene.