Catalysis Letters

, 127:1

The Hydrocarbon Pool in Ethanol-to-Gasoline over HZSM-5 Catalysts

  • Roger Johansson
  • Sarah L. Hruby
  • Jeppe Rass-Hansen
  • Claus H. Christensen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10562-008-9711-2

Cite this article as:
Johansson, R., Hruby, S.L., Rass-Hansen, J. et al. Catal Lett (2009) 127: 1. doi:10.1007/s10562-008-9711-2

Abstract

It is shown that the conversion of ethanol-to-gasoline over an HZSM-5 catalyst yields essentially the same product distribution as for methanol-to-gasoline performed over the same catalyst. Interestingly, there is a significant difference between the identity of the hydrocarbon molecules trapped inside the HZSM-5 catalyst when ethanol is used as a feed instead of methanol. In particular, the hydrocarbon pool contains a significant amount of ethylsubstituted aromatics when ethanol is used as feedstock, but there remains only methyl-substituted aromatics in the product slate.

Keywords

Ethanol-to-gasoline Hydrocarbon pool ZSM-5 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Johansson
    • 1
  • Sarah L. Hruby
    • 2
  • Jeppe Rass-Hansen
    • 1
  • Claus H. Christensen
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Sustainable and Green Chemistry, Department of ChemistryTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  3. 3.Haldor Topsøe A/SLyngbyDenmark

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