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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 7, pp 5399–5411 | Cite as

Nickel–zeolite composite catalysts with metal nanoparticles selectively encapsulated in the zeolite micropores

  • Deizi V. Peron
  • Vladimir L. Zholobenko
  • Melissa Rodrigues de la Rocha
  • Michèle Oberson de Souza
  • Liliana A. Feris
  • Nilson R. Marcilio
  • Vitaly V. Ordomsky
  • Andrei Y. KhodakovEmail author
Chemical routes to materials

Abstract

Metal-zeolite composite catalysts have found numerous applications in adsorption, gas separation, petroleum refining and chemical industry. The key issue in the design of these catalysts is localization of the metal within the zeolite structure. This paper focuses on a new approach to the synthesis of nickel–zeolite composite catalysts selectively containing metal nanoparticles inside the zeolite pores. In the catalysts prepared by conventional impregnation, metal particles from the external surface of the zeolites were selectively removed by extraction with bulky polymer molecules of poly-4-styrenesulfonic acid. The method is particularly suitable for the ZSM-5 zeolite with relatively narrow micropores. The nickel zeolite catalysts were tested in hydrogenation of toluene and 1,3,5-tri-isopropyl benzene (TIPB). The removal of nickel particles from the zeolite external surface leads to a considerable decrease in the hydrogenation rate of the bulky TIPB molecules, while toluene hydrogenation rate was affected to a much lesser extent and was almost proportional to the nickel content. The proposed methodology can be extended to other types of microporous catalysts.

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to Olivier Gardoll, Laurence Burylo, Pardis Simon, Martine Frère and Debora Strossi for help with TPR, XRD, XPS and TEM measurements. The authors thank International Cooperation Program CAPES/COFECUB Foundation funded by CAPES—Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education within the Ministry of Education of Brazil for providing Ph.D. stipends and financial support for this work. The authors acknowledge financial support of the French National Research Agency (Direct Syn BioFuel Project, Ref. ANR-15-CE06-0004 and NANO4-FUT, Ref. ANR-16-CE06-0013). The authors acknowledge financial support from the European Union (Interreg V Project PSYCHE).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Univ. Lille, CNRS, Centrale Lille, ENSCL, Univ. ArtoisUMR 8181 – UCCS – Unité de Catalyse et Chimie du SolideLilleFrance
  2. 2.Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Keele University, School of Physical and Chemical SciencesStaffordshireUK

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