Catalysis Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 107–113 | Cite as

Toluene ethylation over metallosilicates of MFI structure. Effects of acidity and crystal size on para-selectivity

  • P. A. Parikh
  • N. Subrahmanyam
  • Y. S. Bhat
  • A. B. Halgeri


Toluene ethylation with ethanol over Al-MFI and B-, Fe-, Ga-isomorphously substituted zeolites of MFI structure was carried out. The acid properties of the metallosilicates increased in the order B < Fe < Ga < Al. This order is reflected in the activity of the zeolites in terms of toluene conversion. The separate effects of crystal size variation and acidity change by isomorphous substitution on para product selectivity have been established.


Acidity crystal size ethylation metallosilicates para-selectivity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Parikh
    • 1
  • N. Subrahmanyam
    • 1
  • Y. S. Bhat
    • 2
  • A. B. Halgeri
    • 2
  1. 1.Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology and EngineeringKalabhavan, The M.S. University of BarodaBarodaIndia
  2. 2.Research CentreIndian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd.BarodaIndia

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