Cracking desulfurization of thiophene contained in hydrocarbons over zeolites

Jun Fu, Peng Wang, Ming Yuan He

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The effect of different zeolites as catalysts, reaction conditions, and the type of hydrocarbons as co-reactants on the cracking-desulfurization of thiophene contained in hydrocarbons were investigated. Experimental results showed that the reaction conditions favoring the hydrogen transfer reaction also promoted the cracking desulfurization of thiophene. Hydrogen transfer through a bimolecular reaction between hydrocarbons and thiophene species seems to be the convincible reaction pathway for achieving desulfurization. The formation and decomposition of tetrahydrothiophene are the key steps in the reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalShiyou Xuebao, Shiyou Jiagong/Acta Petrolei Sinica (Petroleum Processing Section)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalytic cracking
  • Desulfurization
  • Hydrogen transfer
  • Thiophene
  • Zeolites


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