A Fourier transform mass spectrometry study of ethene oligomers in HMFI zeolite

S J Jeong, K J Fisher, Russell Francis Howe, G D Willett

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Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry is applied to identify adsorbed species formed from ethene in zeolite HMFI. Long chain alkenes (up to 18 carbon atoms) are detected from the zeolite exposed to ethene at 298 K from vacuum desorption, laser induced desorption and laser ablation-chemical ionization experiments. Reaction with ethene at 420 K forms a mixture of linear alkenes, branched alkanes, and some mononuclear aromatics. After reaction at 560 K, the major adsorbed species are alkylbenzenes and alkylnaphthalenes. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-377
Number of pages9
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 1998


  • zeolite
  • Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry
  • ethene oligomerization
  • ethene polymerization
  • laser ablation
  • desorption
  • H-ZSM-5
  • propene

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