Alkaline leaching for synthesis of improved Fe-ZSM5 catalysts

Melián-Cabrera, I., Espinosa, S., Mentruit, C., Kapteijn, F. & Moulijn, JA., Feb-2006, In : Catalysis Communications. 7, 2, p. 100-103 4 p.

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  • I. Melián-Cabrera
  • S Espinosa
  • C Mentruit
  • F Kapteijn
  • JA Moulijn

Fe-ZSM5 catalysts were fully Fe-exchanged by pretreating the parent zeolite with base a solution prior to the Fe-exchange. The catalysts prepared in this way showed very low amount of inactive FeOx and improved performance in N2O decomposition. Alkaline leaching breaks down the zeolite crystals - which shorten the diffusional lengths - and the Fe-exchange is completed. The improved performance is related to the higher amount of Fe exchanged into the Bronsted sites. (C) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number2
Early online dateNov-2005
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2006


  • alkaline leaching, desilication, mesopore formation, N2O decomposition, zeolite, ZSM5, ion exchange, Fe-zeolite catalysts, ZSM-5 ZEOLITE, ION-EXCHANGE, FE-ZEOLITE, REDUCTION, N2O, MESOPOROSITY, DESILICATION, STABILITY, AMMONIA, REMOVAL

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