O-Th-Fre-15 Spectroscopic and Computational Study of Cr and Mo Oxide Nanostructures in ZSM-5 for Methane Dehydroaromatization

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 2:50 PM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Jie Gao1, Robert Grybos2, Jaroslaw Handzlik3, Jih-Mirn Jehng4,5, Israel E. Wachs5 and Simon G. Podkolzin1, (1)Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, (2)Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, (3)Cracow University of Technology, Poland, (4)National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, (5)Lehigh University, USA.
Addition of Cr to Mo/ZSM-5 can improve activity and benzene selectivity in non-oxidative methane dehydroaromatization. A combination of operando spectroscopic characterization and DFT calculations with vibrational analysis for the first time provides information on the structure and activity of Cr and Mo/ZSM-5 at the molecular level.

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