The active site of acidic aluminosilicate catalysts

Abstract

The availability of solid acidic catalysts based on zeolite ZSM-5 make possible observations on the nature and the absolute rate behaviour of the individual protonic sites. Tetrahedral aluminium atoms are the highly reactive ingredients, even at levels of parts per million, or less. Turnover numbers for several hydrocarbon reactions equal and exceed familiar enzymatic turnover values. Intensive catalytic activities can result from aluminium levels likely to be ignored by the experimenter.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Weisz, P. B. & Miale, J. N. J. Catal. 4, 527–529 (1965).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2

    Miale, J. N., Chen, N. Y. & Weisz, P. B. J. Catal. 6, 278–287 (1966).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3

    Olson, D. H., Haag, W. O. & Lago, R. M. J. Catal. 61, 390–396 (1980).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4

    Thomas, J. M. et al. Am. chem. Soc. Symp. Ser. 218, 159–180 (1983).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. 5

    von Ballmoos, R. & Meier, W. M. Nature 289, 782–783 (1981).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. 6

    Derouane, E. G., Gilson, J. P., Gabelica, Z., Mousty-Desbuquoit, C. & Verbist, J. J. Catal. 71, 447–448 (1981).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7

    Hughes, A. E., Wilshier, K. G., Sexton, B. A. & Smart, P. J. Catal. 80, 221–227 (1983).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8

    Kentgens, A. P. M., Scholle, K. F. M. G. J. & Veeman, W. S. J. phys. Chem. 87, 4357–4360 (1983).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9

    Derouane, E. G., Baltusis, L., Dessau, R. M., Kerr, G. T. & Schmitt, K. D. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal. (in the press).

  10. 10

    Barthomeuf, D. J. phys. Chem. 83, 249–256 (1979).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  11. 11

    Jacobs, P. A. Catal. Rev.-Sci. Engng, 24, 415–440 (1982).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  12. 12

    Jacobs, P. A. & von Ballmoos, R. J. phys. Chem. 86, 3050–3052 (1982).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  13. 13

    Fyfe, C. A., Gobbi, G. C., Klinowski, J., Thomas, J. M. & Ramdas, S. Nature 296, 530–533 (1982).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  14. 14

    Topsoe, N. Y., Pedersen, K. & Derouane, E. G. J. Catal. 70, 41–52 (1981).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  15. 15

    Mikovsky, R. J. & Marshall, J. F. J. Catal. 44, 170–173 (1976).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  16. 16

    Babu, G. P., Hegde, S. G., Kulkarni, S. B. & Ratnasamy, P. J. Catal. 81, 471–477 (1983).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  17. 17

    Anderson, J. R., Foger, K., Mole, T., Rajadhyaksha, R. A. & Sanders, J. V. J. Catal. 58, 114–130 (1979).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  18. 18

    Haag, W. O. Proc. 6th int. Zeolite Conf., Reno (eds Bisio, A. & Olson, D. H.) (Butterworths, London, 1983).

  19. 19

    Argauer, R. J. & Landolt, G. R. US Patent 3,702,886 (1972).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Haag, W., Lago, R. & Weisz, P. The active site of acidic aluminosilicate catalysts. Nature 309, 589–591 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1038/309589a0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.