The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 224, Issue 9, pp 1831–1841 | Cite as

Ni-exchanged AlSBA-15 mesoporous materials as outstanding catalysts for ethylene oligomerization

  • R.D. Andrei
  • M. Mureseanu
  • M.I. Popa
  • C. Cammarano
  • F. Fajula
  • V. HuleaEmail author
Regular Article
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  1. Advances in Design and Modeling of Porous Materials


Ni-exchanged mesoporous materials with SBA-15 topology were prepared by post-synthesis alumination of SBA-15 silica with sodium aluminate at room temperature, followed by ion exchange with nickel. Exploration of various parameters resulted in a simple preparation method for catalysts with perfect pore system and aluminium tetrahedrally coordinated in the silica framework for Si/Al > 6. These properties were proved by using appropriate characterisation techniques, including powder X-ray diffraction, N2 sorption, TEM, and 27Al MAS NMR. Ni-AlSBA-15 exhibited outstanding catalytic properties in the oligomerization reaction of ethylene performed at 150 C and 3.5 MPa. Activity up to 175 g of oligomers per gram of catalyst per hour was the highest reported to date with Ni-based solid catalysts.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Sodium Aluminate Ethylene Oligomerization Mesoporous Catalyst Nickel Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R.D. Andrei
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Mureseanu
    • 3
  • M.I. Popa
    • 2
  • C. Cammarano
    • 1
  • F. Fajula
    • 1
  • V. Hulea
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, UMR 5253, CNRS-UM2-ENSCM-UM1, Matériaux Avancés pour la Catalyse et la SantéMontpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, Technical University of IasiIasiRomania
  3. 3.Faculty of Chemistry, University of CraiovaCraiovaRomania

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