The methylation of benzene with methane over zeolite catalysts:effect of hydrocarbon impurities

Russell Francis Howe, A. Adebajo, C. Long

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Abstract

Trace amounts of ethylene impurities in the methane used for benzene methylation over ZSM-5 and H-beta catalysts are found to enhance benzene conversions and selectivity to ethylbenzene. However, methane containing ethane impurities yielded negligible benzene conversion in the absence of oxygen over CoZSM-5 while a much higher conversion is obtained over H-beta due to cracking of benzene as previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages3
JournalCatalysis Letters
Volume72
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • methane activation
  • benzene methylation
  • ZSM-5
  • H-beta
  • hydrocarbon impurities
  • ALUMINOPHOSPHATE MOLECULAR-SIEVES

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