Kinetic Study of One-Pot Process of Valeric Acid into n-Nonane
In the present work we study the one-pot mode of valeric acid ketonization followed by
hydrogenation of obtained 5-nonanone into n-nonane over bifunctional catalysts
Pd/ZrO2.This reaction was carried out in the gas-phase at elevated temperatures (543–628◦K)
under hydrogen stream at ~ 6 atm. The main attention is focused on the kinetic investigation
of the process with the aim to optimize the chemical process.