Aluminum-rich mesoporous MFI - type zeolite single crystals

Marina Kustova, Arkadii Kustov, Christina Hviid Christensen

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Zeolitcs are crystalline materials, which are widely used as solid acid catalysts and supports in many industrial processes. Recently, mesoporous MFI-type zeolite single crystals were synthesized by use of carbon particles as a mesopore template and sodium aluminate as the aluminum Source. With this technique, only zeolites with relatively low Al contents were reported (Si/Al ratio about 100). In this work, the preparation of aluminum-rich mesoporous MFI-type zeolite single crystals (Si/Al similar to 16-50) using aluminum isopropoxide as the aluminum Source is reported for the first time. All samples are characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), ammonia temperature programmed desorption (NH3-TPD), and N-2 adsorption measurements. The obtained zeolites combine the high crystallinity and the characteristic micropores of zeolites with an intracrystalline mesopore system having mesopore volumes varying between 0.37-0.40 cm(3)/g.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Sieves: from Basic Research To Industrial Applications
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Publication date2005
ISBN (Electronic)0-444-52082-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event3rd Conference of the Federation of European Zeolite Association (FEZA) - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 23 Aug 200529 Aug 2005
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd Conference of the Federation of European Zeolite Association (FEZA)
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
SeriesStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
NumberPart A


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