Synergism between hierarchical MFI zeolites and alumina in alkene cross-metathesis reactions as a function of composition

RSC Adv. 2023 Apr 24;13(19):12670-12676. doi: 10.1039/d3ra01642k. eCollection 2023 Apr 24.


Synergism between hierarchical zeolites and alumina in the preparation of active Mo catalysts, as a function of composition ratios, has been demonstrated in the cross-metathesis reaction between ethene and 2-butene. The metathesis reaction activity, reflected by ethene conversion, increases from 24.1% to 49.2% with the increase in the alumina content in composites from 10 wt% to 30 wt%. A further increase in the alumina content leads to the reduction in the metathesis activity, in which the ethene conversion decreases from 30.3% to 4.8% upon the enhanced alumina content from 50 wt% to 90 wt%. The impact of alumina content on the metathesis activity is closely associated with the interaction mode between the hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite and alumina. TEM observation as well as EDS analysis and XPS results prove the progressive coating of alumina phase on the surface of zeolites along with the progressive enhancement of alumina content. The moderate alumina content in the composite enables the desired interaction between hierarchical zeolites and alumina, which is beneficial for the preparation of active catalysts for the alkene cross-metathesis reaction.

PMID:37101526 | PMC:PMC10123496 | DOI:10.1039/d3ra01642k


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