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Synthesis of nanosized ZSM-2 zeolite with potential acid catalytic properties

COVARRUBIAS, C and QUIJADA, R and ROJAS, R (2009) Synthesis of nanosized ZSM-2 zeolite with potential acid catalytic properties. MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS , 117 (1-2). p. 118. ISSN 1387-1811

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Nanosized ZSM-2 zeolite crystals (100 nm) with suitable surface acid properties were prepared. ZSM-2 zeolite forms with improved acidity were obtained through thermal deammoniation and steam treatment. Detailed characterization of acidic ZSM-2 zeolite was carried out by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform (DRIFT), nitrogen sorptometry, dynamic light scattering (DLS), thermogravimetry (TGA), potentiometric acidity measurements, and FTIR analysis of pyridine adsorption. Acid properties of ZSM-2 zeolite were significantly improved by conversion into its protonated (H-ZSM-2) and dealuminated (DEAL-ZSM-2) forms, in which bridged Si(OH)Al groups with Brönsted acidity (H-ZSM-2) and aluminium extraframework species with Lewis acid character (DEAL-ZSM-2) are generated. These acidic ZSM-2 zeolite forms also maintain adequate crystalline order and high surface area values, making this nanosized zeolite attractive for catalytic applications. In the context of catalyst supporting materials for the polymerization of olefins, the DEAL-ZSM-2 zeolite form showed Lewis acid properties similar to those of a traditional MAO-modified silica support. Thus, DEAL-ZSM-2 zeolite appears as a promising material to be evaluated as polymerization catalyst support when a reduction of the amount of high-cost MAO cocatalyst is desired.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:7783
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:23 Nov 2009 13:23
Last Modified:23 Nov 2009 13:23

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