O-Th-Fre-17 Selective Production of Aromatics from Alkylfurans over Solid Acid Catalysts

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 4:20 PM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Dong Wang1, Christian Osmundsen2, Esben Taarning2 and James A. Dumesic1, (1)University of Wisconsin Madison, USA, (2)Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark.
Amorphous mesoporous oxides such as WOx-ZrO2 demonstrate superior activity, selectivity and stability compared to Y zeolite for aromatics production from alkylfurans and ethylene. Raman spectroscopy and the TOF trend with varying W surface densities suggest that the high reactivity is mainly associated with subnanometer WOx clusters mixed with Zr.