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Growth of ZSM-5 zeolite microparticles from crystal seeds for catalytic hydration of cyclohexene

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Abstract

The synthesis of ZSM-5 microparticles (MPs) possesses scientific and industrial importance due to the corresponding kinetic effects and operation issues. In this paper, a simple and scalable crystal seed growth approach was developed to synthesize ZSM-5 MPs, without an organic template, for the catalytic hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol. As ZSM-5 sub-microparticles (SMPs) were used as the crystal seeds, the as-synthesized ZSM-5 MPs exhibit higher crystalline degrees and larger sizes, with an average diameter up to 8.78 μm, than that of commercial ZSM-5 SMPs. The as-synthesized ZSM-5 MPs possess typical micrometer diameters. As catalysts in the hydration of cyclohexene to cyclohexanol, the ZSM-5 MPs exhibit high catalytic performances, in a long running experiment of up to 1000 h, and a superior sedimentation property compared to commercial ZSM-5 SMPs.

Graphical abstract: Growth of ZSM-5 zeolite microparticles from crystal seeds for catalytic hydration of cyclohexene

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Submitted
08 Dec 2011
Accepted
09 Mar 2012
First published
12 Mar 2012

CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 3854-3857
Article type
Communication

Growth of ZSM-5 zeolite microparticles from crystal seeds for catalytic hydration of cyclohexene

Y. Tang, B. Li, N. Zhang, S. Wang, Y. Wen, P. Jin and X. Wang, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 3854
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06646G

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