Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 88–93 | Cite as

Conversion of ethanol into hydrocarbon components of fuels in the presence of Pd-Zn-containing catalysts

  • A. V. ChistyakovEmail author
  • M. A. Gubanov
  • V. Yu. Murzin
  • P. A. Zharova
  • M. V. Tsodikov
  • V. V. Kriventsov
  • A. E. Gekhman
  • I. I. Moiseev
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The features of ethanol conversion into hydrocarbons C4-C12 in the presence of the novel catalyst Pd-Zn/γ-alumina and pilot zeolite system Pd-Zn/MFI/γ-alumina were studied (MFI is high-siliceous zeolite with ZSM-5 type structure). The structure of active sites changes noticeably in the course of preliminary activation and catalytic reaction. High selectivity and stability of the zeolite-containing Pd-Zn catalyst in alcohol conversion into hydrocarbon components of fuels is related to the stable composition of the alloy that forms clusters PdZn. At the same time, the alumina-based catalyst loses stability due to zinc diffusion from the alloy into γ-Al2O3 to form the spinel structure.

Key words

biofuel ethanol heterogeneous catalysis structural studies X-ray diffraction analysis transmission electron microscopy EXAFS spectroscopy XANES spectroscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Chistyakov
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. A. Gubanov
    • 1
  • V. Yu. Murzin
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. A. Zharova
    • 1
  • M. V. Tsodikov
    • 1
  • V. V. Kriventsov
    • 3
  • A. E. Gekhman
    • 4
  • I. I. Moiseev
    • 4
  1. 1.A. V. Topchiev Institute of Peterochemical SynthesisRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.National Research Center “Kurchatovskii Institut,”MoscowRussian Federation
  3. 3.G. K. Boreskov Institute of CatalysisSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussian Federation
  4. 4.N. S. Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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