Catalytic activity of synthetic saponite clays: effects of tetrahedral and octahedral composition
Vogels, R.J.M.J., Kloprogge, J. Theo, & Geus, John W. (2005) Catalytic activity of synthetic saponite clays: effects of tetrahedral and octahedral composition. Journal of Catalysis, 231(2), pp. 443-452.
This paper describes the catalytic characteristics of synthetic saponites with well-known chemical composition, thermal stability and acidity in three catalytic reactions: 1) catalytic cracking of n-dodecane, 2) hydro-isomerization of n-heptane and 3) Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene. Saponites with Mg in the octahedral position was by far the best catalyst for the catalytic cracking of n-dodecane, which can be explained by the higher surface area of these saponites compared to saponites with other compositions. All saponites performed better in the hydro-isomerization reaction of n-heptane and Friedel-Crafts alkylation compared to commercially available catalysts such as HZSM-5 and ASA. The shape selectivity in the Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene towards p- and o-DIOPB was remarkably high for the synthetic saponites
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||clay, saponite, catalytic cracking, Friedel, Crafts alkylation, hydro, isomerization, selectivity|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||18 Oct 2005|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:24|
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