A study was made of the kinetics of the liquid phase hydrogenation of cyclohexene in the presence of a platinum catalyst in a stirred semi-flow system. The effects of catalyst concentration, hydrogen flow rate, reactor pressure, stirring rate, agitator and reactor design upon the observed rate of reaction were evaluated experimentally, and are qualitatively explained by the hydrodynamics of the stirred system.
This thesis is a kinetic study of the vapor phase addition of hydrogen chloride to propylene using activated alumina es a catalyst. Preliminary work on this reaction showed first, that isopropyl chloride is the only gaseous product formed at temperatures of 80°C or less when this catalyst is used. Second, the catalyst activity decreases with time possibly due to the formation of non-volatile polymerized product on the surface. The rate of decreasing catalyst activity is dependent on the temperature and on the conversion.