Kinetics and Mechanism of Slurry Phase Air Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol over Zirconium Vanadate Catalyst

Shweta Kanungo Joshi1,*,, Neena Sohani2, Savita Khare1 and Rajendra Prasad1,*

1School of Chemical Sciences, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore-452001, India

2Patel Group of Institutions, Ralamandal, Indore-452020, India

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The kinetics of slurry phase air oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde over zirconium vanadate catalyst is reported in this study. Initial rates for the formation of product were determined by varying the partial pressures of the reactants. The data collected were found to satisfy a rate law: R = [(k1PBk2Po)/(k1PB + k2Po)]. The study suggests that reaction follows a Mars-Van Krevelen type of redox mechanism.


Benzyl alcohol, Zirconium vanadate, Oxidation, Kinetic study.

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