Synthesis of nano-SSZ-13 and its application in the reaction of methanol to olefins†
Nanosized SSZ-13 has been obtained from a one-pot synthesis procedure with the addition of CTAB to the synthesis precursor solution. Nano-SSZ-13 zeolite showed high intracrystalline mesoporosity and compared to standard SSZ-13 presented a much longer lifetime and higher conversion capacity for the reaction of methanol to olefins. The improved properties were attributed to a more efficient utilization of micropores by easier diffusion of reactants and products and slower deactivation by coke. A higher C2/C3 ratio was found for nano-SSZ-13, pointing to a lower deactivation of the aromatics cycle of the hydrocarbon pool.