Zeolite y crystals with trimodal porosity as ideal hydrocracking catalysts

Krijn P. De Jong, Jovana Zečević, Heiner Friedrich, Petra E. De Jongh, Metin Bulut, Sander Van Donk, Régine Kenmogne, Annie Finiels, Vasile Hulea, François Fajula

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Working at the Y: Zeolite Y crystals with micropores (ca. 1 nm), small mesopores (ca. 3 nm), and large mesopores (ca. 30 nm) were obtained by base leaching of previously steamed and acid-leached material. The zeolite Y crystals with trimodal porosity (see electron-tomographic picture) displayed close to ideal hydrocracking selectivity and enhanced yields of kerosene and diesel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10074-10078
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2010


  • cracking
  • electron microscopy
  • mesoporous materials
  • microporous materials
  • zeolites


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