Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 423–428 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of zirconium silicalite-1

  • Yong Sig Ko
  • Wha Seung AhnEmail author


Zirconium silicalite-1 (ZS-1) catalysts with MFI structure were prepared using a hydrothermal synthesis method. XRD, SEM, IR,29Si MAS NMR, UV-VIS DRS, physical adsorption of nitrogen, and elemental analysis were then performed to evaluate its physico-chemical properties, and evidences of Zr4+ incorporation into the zeolite framework were provided : The unit cell volume of zirconium silicalite-1 increased linearly with increases in zirconium content, and the characteristic framework i.r. spectra shifted to lower frequencies as Zr4+ was incorporated into the silicalite-1 lattice. For its catalytic reaction test, liquid phase 2-butanol oxidation using hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant was carried out. All of the zirconium silicalite-1 samples synthesized were active for the 2-butanol oxidation, but activities obtained using ZS-1 catalysts were lower than TS-1 catalyst. Zirconium in the zeolite frameworkwas found to be the active site for the 2-butanol oxidation.

Key words

Zirconium Silicalite-1 Hydrothermal Synthesis IR UV-VIS DRS 2-Butanol Oxidation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Chem. Eng., College of Eng.Inha UnivInchonKorea
  2. 2.Dept. of Ind. Chem.Sinsung Junior CollegeDangjin-gunKorea

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