Acidity in zeolite catalysis

R.A. Santen, van, F.J.M.M. Gauw, de

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A review with 21 refs. is provided on our current understanding of the activation of hydrocarbons by protonic zeolites. One has to distinguish the proton affinity of a zeolite, measured in an equil. expt., from proton activation that dets. a kinetic catalytic result. The proton affinity depends on the heat of adsorption and the intrinsic protonation energy of a substrate. The heat of adsorption is strongly micropore size and shape dependent. Kinetic proton activation depends on the activation energy of the proton activated rate limiting step and also on the heat of reactant adsorption. Differences in catalytic performance between zeolites are often rather due to differences in heat of adsorption than to intrinsic proton property differences
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Congress on Catalysis; Proceedings of the 12th ICC, Granada, Spain, July 9 - 14, 2000
EditorsA. Corma, F. Melo, S. Mendioroz, J.L.G. Fierro
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
ISBN (Print)0-444-50480-X
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event12th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 2000) - Granada, Spain
Duration: 9 Jul 200014 Jul 2000
Conference number: 12

Publication series

NameStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
ISSN (Print)0167-2991


Conference12th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 2000)
Abbreviated titleICC 2000


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