Acidic and catalytic properties of zeolites modified by zinc in the conversion process of lower C3-C4 alkanes

Vladimir I. Erofeev, Vyacheslav V. Khasanov, Sofia N. Dzhalilova, Wladimir P. Reschetilowski, Anna A. Syskina, Lyubov A. Bogdankova

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The acid and catalytic properties of the modified MFI zeolite catalysts during the conversion of the propane-butane fraction of the associated petroleum gases into the aromatic hydrocarbons were studied. It was established that the high-silica zeolites synthesized with the new structure-forming additive of the alcohol fraction (ZKE-AF) belong to the high-silica MFI zeolites. The resulting zeolites were modified by 1-5 wt.% additives consisting of zinc oxide and sulfide. The influence of the modifying additive concentration containing zinc oxides and sulfides in an amount of 1-5% on the acid and catalytic properties of the catalysts in the conversion process of lower C3-C4 alkanes into liquid hydrocarbons was studied. The research of the acid properties of the modified zeolite catalysts by thermal desorption of ammonia showed that the total concentrations of the acidic centers of H-ZKE-AF modified by 3% and 5% ZnO increased. It was found that the highest yield of liquid hydrocarbons was on the zeolite catalysts modified by 3% and 5% ZnS, and is 60.6% and 60.5%, respectively, which is 9% more than in the initial H-ZKE-AF. The activity of the zeolite catalysts modified by zinc oxide and zinc sulfide was in correlation with their acid properties.

Original languageEnglish
Article number421
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019



  • Arenes
  • Conversion
  • Propane-butane fraction
  • Zeolite
  • Zinc oxide and sulphide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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