A versatile mono-quaternary ammonium salt as a mesoporogen for the synthesis of hierarchical zeolites

Aleksei Bolshakov, Arno van Hoof, Brahim Mezari, Nikolay Kosinov, Emiel Hensen (Corresponding author)

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Abstract

Here we report a versatile method to synthesize hierarchically porous zeolites with FER, CHA and MFI topologies by using inexpensive mono-quaternary ammonium N-cetyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium (C 16NMP) as a mesoporogen. Extensive characterization revealed that the mesoporous zeolites are crystalline, possess a high mesopore volume and exhibit comparable Brønsted acidity to their bulk counterparts. Due to the improved accessibility of the microporous domains, these hierarchical zeolites display enhanced performance as catalysts in various reactions such as the dehydration-isomerization of 1-butanol to iso-butene (FER) and methanol-to-hydrocarbons reaction (CHA and MFI).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6737-6748
Number of pages12
JournalCatalysis Science & Technology
Volume9
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2019

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