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Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) as hard templates for preparing mesoporous zeolite Y assemblies with high catalytic activity

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posted on 22.01.2021, 14:36 by Samer Abdulridha, Jiuxing Jiang, Shaojun Xu, Zhaoxia ZhouZhaoxia Zhou, He Liang, Boyang Mao, Yangtao Zhou, Arthur A Garforth, Yilai Jiao, Xiaolei Fan

Faujasite (FAU) Y zeolite assemblies with high mesoporosity (Sext = 347 m2 g−1 and Vmeso = 0.52 cm3 g−1) were synthesised using sustainable and economic cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) via a template-directed synthesis method, i.e. CNCs-Y. In comparison with the control zeolite catalysts of the conventional microporous Y and carbon nanotube templated Y (CNTs-Y) zeolites, the resulting CNCs-Y demonstrated superior performance in catalytic dealkylation with excellent activity and longevity, as well as the anti-coking ability thanks to the exceptional mesoporous features of CNCs-Y zeolites. Thereby, the method and relevant CNCs-Y mesoporous zeolites based on the sustainable CNCs presented here have significant implications for being developed further for improving the sustainability of relevant catalytic processes such as fluid catalytic cracking (FCC).

Funding

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 872102

The Higher Committee for Education Development in Iraq

Liaoning Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (20180510012)

China Scholarship Council (CSC) (file no. 201604910181)

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

Published in

Green Chemistry

Volume

22

Issue

15

Pages

5115 - 5122

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Royal Society of Chemistry

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC 3.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Acceptance date

25/06/2020

Publication date

2020-07-08

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

1463-9262

eISSN

1463-9270

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Zhaoxia Zhou. Deposit date: 21 January 2021