Low-temperature selective dehydrogenation of methylcyclohexane by surface protonics over Pt/anatase-TiO2 catalyst

Misato Kosaka, Takuma Higo, Shuhei Ogo, Jeong Gil Seo, Shigeru Kado, Ken ichi Imagawa, Yasushi Sekine*

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For a liquid organic hydride system used for a hydrogen carrier, methylcyclohexane (MCH)–toluene cycle is promising. In this cycle, dehydrogenation of MCH is an endothermic reaction and a key step. We have conducted dehydrogenation of MCH over Pt/anatase-TiO2 catalyst in an electric field to promote MCH dehydrogenation at a temperature as low as 448 K. The electric field application brought high activity of 37% conversion even at 448 K, exceeding the thermodynamic equilibrium of 12%. This Pt/anatase-TiO2 catalyst showed only a small amount of methane and carbon by-production and showed high activity for 360 min because of surface protonics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)738-743
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1


  • Dehydrogenation
  • Electric field
  • Hydrogen carrier
  • Methylcyclohexane
  • Proton hopping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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