Prevention of deactivation of HZSM-5 by mixing with NaZSM-5 in catalytic reaction of methylcyclohexane

Tae Ho Lee, Min Chang Shin, Byung Hun Jeong, Jung Hoon Park, Sung Hyun Kim, Ki Bong Lee

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In this study, Zeolite Socony Mobil–5 (ZSM-5) was modified by ion exchange with sodium ion to control the strong acid sites of catalyst, and the specific control of strong acid sites was carried out by mixing HZSM-5 and NaZSM-5. The characteristics of the catalyst were analyzed using X-ray diffraction, NH3-temperature programmed desorption, pyridine adsorption Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and nitrogen adsorption-desorption analysis. The catalysts were used for the catalytic reaction with methylcyclohexane under supercritical condition (500 °C and 5.0 MPa). After reaction, the liquid product was analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, and the spent catalyst was analyzed using thermogravimetric analysis to measure coke formation. In the catalytic reaction, conventional HZSM-5 was deactivated quickly with time (59.6 % of deactivation rate), but the mixed catalyst with NaZSM-5 was deactivated more slowly than HZSM-5. In addition, the mixed catalyst having the same mass ratio for HZSM-5 and NaZSM-5 showed the lowest deactivation rate of 37.4 % after 60 min. The mixed catalyst produced 10.1 wt% coke and it was lower than HZSM-5 (12.5 wt%). The catalytic robustness of HZSM-5 could be enhanced by mixing with NaZSM-5.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-121
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Today
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1


  • Catalytic reaction
  • Coke formation
  • Deactivation
  • HZSM-5 catalyst
  • Methylcyclohexane
  • Na-modification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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