Original Paper

Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp 1175-1181

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Shape Selective Chemistries with Modified Mordenite Zeolites

  • Juan M. GarcésAffiliated withThe Dow Chemical CompanyJMG LLC Email author 
  • , Michael M. OlkenAffiliated withDow Chemical, Chemistry & Catalysis R&D
  • , G. John LeeAffiliated withThe Dow Chemical Company
  • , Garry R. MeimaAffiliated withDow Benelux N.V., Chemistry & Catalysis R&D
  • , Pierre A. JacobsAffiliated withLaboratorium voor Oppervlaktechemie, Katholieke Universitat Leuven
  • , Johan A. MartensAffiliated withLaboratorium voor Oppervlaktechemie, Katholieke Universitat Leuven

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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.


Mordenite 3 DDM catalyst Mesoporosity Bifunctional hydro-conversion of n-decane Alkylation Trans-alkylation mono Polynuclear aromatics