The effect of support morphology on the activity of HZSM-5-supported molybdenum catalysts for the aromatization of methane

Alper Sarioǧlan, Ömer Tunç Savaşçi, Ayşe Erdem-Şenatalar*, Alain Tuel, Gilbert Sapaly, Younès Ben Taârit

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Abstract

The aromatization of methane was investigated over Mo2C supported on several HZSM-5 zeolites with different morphologies and Si/Al ratios. X-ray diffraction, elemental analyses, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, 27Al NMR spectroscopy, nitrogen adsorption, and scanning electron microscopy were used to characterize the supports. Support morphology was observed to play a crucial role in this reaction, which was studied under conditions in which actual rates could be compared. Although rates did not vary linearly either with the total number of the acid sites or with the external surface area, turnover frequencies of the surface acid sites, calculated using the Si/Al ratios determined from XPS measurements, were observed to vary linearly with the external surface area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Volume246
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

Funding

A.S. acknowledges the funding provided by TUBITAK MRC via the World Bank Program, which covered all his expenses during his stay at Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse, France.

FundersFunder number
Institut de Recherches sur la Catalyse
TUBITAK MRC
World Bank Group

    Keywords

    • Aromatization
    • External surface
    • Methane
    • Molybdenum
    • Morphology
    • Si/Al ratio

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