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Rational Design of Microporous and Mesoporous Solids for Catalysis: From the Molecule to the Reactor

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  • Dr. Benoît Louis,

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    1. Laboratoire de Synthèse et Réactivité Organiques, Institut de Chimie, UMR 7177 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg cedex, (France)
    • Laboratoire de Synthèse et Réactivité Organiques, Institut de Chimie, UMR 7177 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg cedex, (France)

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  • Dr. Guillaume Laugel,

    1. Laboratoire de Synthèse et Réactivité Organiques, Institut de Chimie, UMR 7177 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg cedex, (France)
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  • Prof. Patrick Pale,

    1. Laboratoire de Synthèse et Réactivité Organiques, Institut de Chimie, UMR 7177 CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, 4 rue Blaise Pascal, 67000 Strasbourg cedex, (France)
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  • Prof. Marcelo Maciel Pereira

    1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Tecnologia, Departamento de Química Inorgânica, Avenida Athos da Silveira Ramos, 149, Ilha do Fundão, 21941-909, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)
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Abstract

Zeolitic materials are the heterogeneous catalysts that have the highest annual production and are used in numerous acid-catalyzed reactions. Nowadays, hydrocarbon transformations, such as cracking, alkylation, and isomerization, are preferably conducted using these environmentally friendly microporous solid acids. In the general shift from homogeneous towards heterogeneous catalysis, zeolites play a key role. The rational design of these inorganic materials with highly crystalline structure is warranted both in academic and in industrial research. A proper chemical composition, a hierarchical porosity, an appropriate crystal size have, therefore, to be combined with a proper shape at the reactor level.

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