Catalytic activity of a zeolite disc synthesized through solid-state reactions

Imre Kiricsi, Shinichi Shimizu, Yoshimichi Kiyozumi, Makoto Toba, Shu Ichi Niwa, Fujio Mizukami

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ZSM-5 zeolite in a disc-shaped form was synthesized by a new method in which reactions occurred in the solid state. The proton form of the zeolite was prepared by ion exchange of the sodium ions of the disc-shaped pellet in hydrochloric acid solution. The catalyst prepared was characterized by SEM, thermogravimetry, nitrogen adsorption and ammonia TPD. High p-xylene selectivity was observed for the new disc-shaped ZSM-5 zeolite catalyst in the alkylation of toluene with methanol. This catalytic feature was attributed to the inherent character of the zeolite, since its structure consisted of inter-grown individual HZSM-5 crystals forming secondary mesopores which promote the high gas permeability of the zeolite disc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-459
Number of pages7
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - May 1998



  • Alkylation
  • HZSM-5
  • Shape selectivity
  • Solid state zeolite synthesis
  • Zeolite disc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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