Hexadecylbenzene was prepared by the alkylation of benzene with 1-hexadecene over supported hydrofluoric acid on USY. The influences of process parameters, such as contentration of fluorin, temperature, time and the molar ratio of benzene with olefins on olefin conversion and hexade-cyltenzene selectivity were investigated. It showed that the supported HF over USY was a good catalyst for the production of hexadecylbenzene. The conversion of olefins was 95.43% and the full selectivity to hexadecylbenzene was 97.03%.
Chemical Engineering of Oil and Gas