The Hydrocarbon Pool in Ethanol-to-Gasoline over HZSM-5 Catalysts

Roger Johansson, S.L. Hruby, Jeppe Rass Hansen, Claus H. Christensen

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It is shown that the conversion of ethanol-to-gasoline over an HZSM-5 catalyst yields essentially the same product distribution as for methanol-to-gasoline performed over the same catalyst. Interestingly, there is a significant difference between the identity of the hydrocarbon molecules trapped inside the HZSM-5 catalyst when ethanol is used as a feed instead of methanol. In particular, the hydrocarbon pool contains a significant amount of ethylsubstituted aromatics when ethanol is used as feedstock, but there remains only methyl-substituted aromatics in the product slate.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)1-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • ZSM-5
  • Ethanol-to-gasoline
  • Hydrocarbon pool


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