Zeolites in Catalysis
Part 2. Heterogeneous Catalysis
Published Online: 15 JUL 2010
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Handbook of Green Chemistry
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Brown, S. H. 2010. Zeolites in Catalysis. Handbook of Green Chemistry. 2:1:1–36.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2010
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Zeolite catalysts are commonly used tools for the production of fuels and petrochemicals from crude oil and natural gas. The active site in a zeolite catalyst is typically a Brønsted acid. This chapter reviews the mechanisms of acid-catalyzed reactions of hydrocarbons. When these reactions take place inside the pores of zeolite catalysts, steric constraints influence the product distribution. This is often referred to as shape selectivity. Various types of zeolite shape selectivity are illustrated using important industrial reactions.
- shape selectivity;