Catalysis Letters

, Volume 36, Issue 3–4, pp 271–277 | Cite as

Synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of ZAPO-5 and ZAPO-11

  • S. P. Elangovan
  • V. Krishnasamy
  • V. Murugesan


Zinc containing aluminophosphates (ZAPO-5 and ZAPO-11) were synthesized hydrothermally using triethylamine and dipropylamine as templates. Structures were confirmed from X-ray powder patterns and unit cell parameters were calculated by a standard least-squares refinement technique. The isomorphous substitution of zinc in the aluminophosphate framework is evidenced by the considerable increase in unit cell volume and from MAS-NMR spectra. Acidity was determined by the TPD-TGA method which shows three different strengths of acid sites. FT-IR, chemical analysis and BET surface area were also reported. The physico-chemical properties of the catalysts were correlated towards the vapour phase transformation of camphene and the results are fully discussed.


ZAPO-5 ZAPO-11 molecular sieves camphene solid state27Al and31P NMR 


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© J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Elangovan
    • 1
  • V. Krishnasamy
    • 1
  • V. Murugesan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAnna UniversityMadrasIndia

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