Tailor-Made Mesoporous Ti-SBA-15 Catalysts for Oxidative Desulfurization of Refractory Aromatic Sulfur Compounds in Transport Fuel (pages 687–697)
Dr. Tae-Wan Kim, Min-Ji Kim, Prof. Freddy Kleitz, Mahesh Muraleedharan Nair, Rémy Guillet-Nicolas, Dr. Kwang-Eun Jeong, Dr. Ho-Jeong Chae, Dr. Chul-Ung Kim and Dr. Soon-Yong Jeong
Article first published online: 6 MAR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201100417
Desulfurization of sour heavy crude is essential to produce clean petroleum products with ultra-low sulfur content, in line with global environmental mandates. Large-pore Ti-SBA-15 materials are the most suitable catalysts for selective oxidative desulfurization of both model S-containing compounds and industrial diesel fuel. Structural and compositional parameters of the materials are critical in the synthetic design of new optimized catalysts with extended lifetimes.