PoCNTs: an efficient metal-free catalyst to convert n-butane
Prof. Su and coworkers reported an efficient Pmodified oCNT (PoCNT) catalyst for oxidative dehydrogenation (ODH) of n-butane on pages 349-353. The catalytic performance can be facilely optimized via tuning the phosphate loading amount, and the PoCNT catalyst with 0.8 wt% phosphate weight loading exhibits outstanding selectivity to n-butene. The effect of reaction conditions on the products distribution is systematically investigated and the catalytic mechanism of PoCNT catalyst for ODH of n-butane is also discussed in the paper. The obtained results will put forward to develop the metal-free catalyst for ODH of n-butane in industrial application.