Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 33, Issue 7, pp 2097–2106 | Cite as

Coupling conversion of methanol and 1-butylene to propylene on HZSM-5 molecular sieve catalysts prepared by different methods

  • Ting Bai
  • Xin ZhangEmail author
  • Xiling Liu
  • Tengfei Chen
  • Wentao Fan
Environmental Engineering


A series of HZSM-5 catalysts were synthesized by different methods. The physicochemical properties of the HZSM-5 catalysts were characterized by XRD, SEM, N2 isothermal adsorption-desorption, NH3-TPD, Py-IR and TGA, respectively. The results indicated that different preparation conditions lead to different morphologies, textures and the distribution of acid sites. The nanosized HZSM-5 catalysts exhibited better catalytic reactivity and coke capacity than the micro-sized HZSM-5 because nanosized HZSM-5 had larger specific surface area, higher pore volume, more exposed channels and more accessible acid sites. The large particles of NZ-3 in a reasonable range and the smooth surface were conducive to product diffusion; therefore, NZ-3 exhibited higher specific propylene yield and stability than the other nanosized catalysts. The moderate density and distribution of acid sites on NZ-3 also favored the formation of propylene.


Methanol 1-Butylene, Propylene HZSM-5 Zeolite Morphology Acidity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ting Bai
    • 1
  • Xin Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xiling Liu
    • 1
  • Tengfei Chen
    • 1
  • Wentao Fan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringNorthwest UniversityXi’anShaanxi, China

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