The Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry Research
Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

Catalytic Desulfurization of Benzothiophene Using Keggin Type Polyoxometalates as catalyst

Lesbani, Aldes (Unknown)
Marpaung, Arianti (Unknown)
Verawaty, Marieska (Unknown)
Amalia, Hesti Rizki (Unknown)
Mohadi, Risfidian (Unknown)

Article Info

Publish Date
02 Feb 2015


Performance of catalytic desulfurization of benzothiophen (BT) was studied using polyoxometalates as catalyst. Polyoxometalates H3[a-PW12O40] and  H4[a-SiW12O40], have different heteroatom in Keggin structure and catalytic activities. Polyoxometalates H3[a-PW12O40] and  H4[a-SiW12O40] have high crystallinity with homogeneous distribution particles. Desulfurization of BT using polyoxometalates H3[a-PW12O40] and H4[a-SiW12O40] resulted % conversion up to 99% for 3 h reaction time and at temperature 40 oC. Application of polyoxometalates H3[a-PW12O40] and H4[a-SiW12O40] for crude oil desulfurization showed % conversion of 4-88%. The main functional groups of polyoxometalates still retained after catalytic desulfurization indicated the stability of polyoxometalate compounds

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