Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry

, Volume 91, Issue 12, pp 2030–2039 | Cite as

Isomerization of Ethylene Oxide into Acetaldehyde on Zeolite with MTT (ZSM-23 Type) Structure

  • L. V. PiryutkoEmail author
  • V. S. Chernyavskii
  • A. I. Lysikov
  • A. S. Kharitonov
  • A. S. Noskov


It was shown for the example of ZSM-23 zeolite with Si/Al = 50 that medium-porous zeolites with MTT structure are effective catalysts for gas-phase isomerization of ethylene into acetaldehyde. At 300–400°C, a nearly 100% conversion of ethylene oxide is observed, and the selectivity of its conversion to acetaldehyde exceeds 90%. The main by-products of the reaction are crotonic aldehyde and dioxane. ZSM-23 zeolite exhibits a higher selectivity and stability as compared with ZSM-5 zeolite having a 3D MFI structure. This zeolite provides an output of more than 28 g of acetaldehyde per gram of the catalyst per hour.


zeolites ZSM-23 ZSM-5 acid centers isomerization ethylene oxide acetaldehyde 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. V. Piryutko
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. S. Chernyavskii
    • 1
  • A. I. Lysikov
    • 1
  • A. S. Kharitonov
    • 1
  • A. S. Noskov
    • 1
  1. 1.Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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