, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp 1175-1181

Shape Selective Chemistries with Modified Mordenite Zeolites

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Abstract

This is a review of work carried at Dow Chemical on the design and characterization of novel mordenite catalysts with a unique micro and meso-porous structure characterized by a variety of methods including, TEM, BET surface area and pore size distribution, and n-decane hydro-conversion. The catalytic performance of these catalysts in shape selective reactions is illustrated with results from n-decane hydro-conversion and applications to alkylation and trans-alkylation reactions of mono and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and other chemistries.

Juan M. Garcés and G. John Lee both retired from The Dow Chemical Company.