O-W-Jon-1 Nanoscale 3D Imaging and Quantification of Pt/Zeolite Y Hydrocracking Catalysts

Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 9:40 AM
Jones (Galt House Hotel)
Jovana Zecevic1, Heiner Friedrich2, Petra E. de Jongh1 and Krijn P. de Jong1, (1)Utrecht University, Netherlands, (2)Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.
A comprehensive electron tomography study of industrially relevant Pt-zeolite catalysts revealed thousands of ~1nm Pt particles well distributed throughout the zeolite crystalline regions. Image analysis of tomograms enabled reliable and effective quantitative assessment of Pt size distribution, particle-particle distances and surprisingly large variations in Pt loading between individual zeolite crystals.

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