Microporous and Mesoporous Materials | 2021

Optimization of the pore structure and acidity of SAPO-11 for highly efficient hydroisomerization on the long-chain alkane



Abstract To obtain both high conversion and selectivity on the long-chain alkane hydroisomerization is still challenging. Herein, we report an excellent hydroisomerization catalyst with flower-like morphology, using the dual-additive synthetic method to simultaneously modulate the pore structure and acidity of SAPO-11 molecular sieve, with the activated carbon and n-butanol as additives. Various characterization results show that the dual additives have a synergistic promotion effect on the as-synthesized samples: (i) the dual additives promote the formation of higher external surface area and more mesoporous structure with suitable mesopore distribution; (ii) the total Bronsted acid sites of prepared SAPO-11 samples are enhanced by the dual additives and Bronsted acid strength are optimized as well. The resulting SAPO-11-B/C0.6 loaded with 0.5\u202fwt% Pt exhibited excellent performance on a series of alkanes hydroisomerization (n-C6, n-C8, n-C10, n-C12, and n-C16). In addition, the Pt-SAPO-11-B/C0.6 showed the highest i-C16 yield of 90.7% on the n-hexadecane hydroisomerization, outperforming the reported conventional Pt/SAPO-11 catalysts; and it also presents high catalytic activity over 1700\u202fh, which is promising in the real industrial field.

Volume 320
Pages 111076
DOI 10.1016/J.MICROMESO.2021.111076
Language English
Journal Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

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