Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp 1175–1181 | Cite as

Shape Selective Chemistries with Modified Mordenite Zeolites

  • Juan M. Garcés
  • Michael M. Olken
  • G. John Lee
  • Garry R. Meima
  • Pierre A. Jacobs
  • Johan A. Martens
Original Paper


This is a review of work carried at Dow Chemical on the design and characterization of novel mordenite catalysts with a unique micro and meso-porous structure characterized by a variety of methods including, TEM, BET surface area and pore size distribution, and n-decane hydro-conversion. The catalytic performance of these catalysts in shape selective reactions is illustrated with results from n-decane hydro-conversion and applications to alkylation and trans-alkylation reactions of mono and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons and other chemistries.


Mordenite 3 DDM catalyst Mesoporosity Bifunctional hydro-conversion of n-decane Alkylation Trans-alkylation mono Polynuclear aromatics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan M. Garcés
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael M. Olken
    • 3
  • G. John Lee
    • 1
  • Garry R. Meima
    • 4
  • Pierre A. Jacobs
    • 5
  • Johan A. Martens
    • 5
  1. 1.The Dow Chemical CompanyMidlandUSA
  2. 2.JMG LLCMidlandUSA
  3. 3.Dow Chemical, Chemistry & Catalysis R&DMidlandUSA
  4. 4.Dow Benelux N.V., Chemistry & Catalysis R&DTerneuzenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Laboratorium voor OppervlaktechemieKatholieke Universitat LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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