Advanced Materials

Zeolites and Zeotypes as catalysts

Authors

  • Prof. Avelino Corma,

    1. Instituto de Tecnologia Química, UPV–CSIC Avenida de los Naranjos, s/n E-46022 Valencia (Spain)
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    • Canos was born in Moncófar, Spain, in 1951 and studied chemistry at the Universidad de Valencia. He received his Ph.D. from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1976 for work on the catalytic isomerization of xylenes carried out under the direction of Prof. Antonio Cortés at the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquimica (CSIC). After a two-year post-doctoral stay with Professor B. W. Wojciechowski at Queen's University (Canada) working on catalytic cracking, he joined the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica as un associated researcher. In 1987 he became full Professor, and in 1990 he was appointed director of the Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC) at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. His current research field is zeolites as catalysts, covering aspects of synthesis, characterization, and reactivity in acid-base und redox catalysis.

  • Dr. Agustin Martinez

    1. Instituto de Tecnologia Química, UPV–CSIC Avenida de los Naranjos, s/n E-46022 Valencia (Spain)
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  • Financial support by the Comision Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnologia of Spain (Project MAT94-0359-C02-01) is gratefully acknowledged. We also wish to thank Dr. V. Fornes and Dr. H. Garcia for their contribution to this work and many helpful discussions.

Abstract

Microreactors based on zeolites and related materials are one of the latest developments in the field which started with the use of crystalline aluminosilicates for catalysis in the 1960s. These crystalline materials are highly thermally and hydrothermally stable, the number and strength of their acid sites can be conrolled, they have a high adsorption capacity, and contain channels of molecular dimensions, properties of interest for a number of applications. The history of the field is traced and a number of new applications of these materials is reviewed.

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