O-W-BRB-14 Tailored Catalytic Properties of MFI-Type Zeolite through Controlled Surface Modifications: Theory, Synthesis and Catalytic Testing

Wednesday, June 5, 2013: 4:20 PM
Ballroom B (Galt House Hotel)
Arian Ghorbanpour, Lars C. Grabow and Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston, USA.
Differences in the intrinsic activity of internal (bulk) and external (surface) Brønsted acid sites of MFI-type zeolite are investigated using passivated (ZSM-5) core and (silicalite-1) shell particles. We will discuss results from catalyst synthesis, testing, and computational modeling using density functional theory to calculate the adsorption properties and reaction kinetics.

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