Ga-Supported MFI Zeolites Synthesized Using Carbon Nanotubes Containing Gallium Oxide Nanoparticles on Exterior Walls and in Interior Channels as Hard Templates for Methanol Aromatization

Ching Jung Chang, Chin Han Chen, Jyh Fu Lee, Tawan Sooknoi, Yu Chuan Lin

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Abstract

A combinative approach of steam-assisted crystallization and hard templating was employed to prepare mesostructured Ga/ZSM-5 catalysts. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) containing gallium oxide nanoparticles supported on the exterior surface and confined in the inner space were used as the templates. A comparative study showed that by using these two templates, the crystallinities, mesoporosities, and Ga coordination environments of mesostructured Ga/ZSM-5 catalysts were similar. However, a greater strength of Lewis acid of Ga/ZSM-5 was obtained using the GaOx-encapsulated CNTs as the template. Encapsulated GaOx was less reducible than those supported on the exterior surface of the CNTs, resulting in an increased concentration of isolated (GaO)+. Moreover, compared to pristine ZSM-5, the concentration of Brønsted acid was nearly intact by using GaOx-encapsulated CNTs as the templates. A better methanol aromatization performance was achieved by the Ga/ZSM-5 made by using GaOx-encapsulated CNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11177-11186
Number of pages10
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Volume59
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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