Localization of the Copper-Containing Component in the Pore Volume of Zeolite ZSM-5
Kinetics and Catalysis
, E-ISSN: 1608-3210
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS
The distribution of the copper-containing component in the pore volume of zeolite ZSM-5 has been investigated by H2 and N2 adsorption at 77 K and IR spectroscopy. Samples were synthesized by ion exchange and incipient wetness impregnation. Copper-containing clusters are mostly located on the surface of the mesopores formed by packed zeolite nanocrystallites. This causes partial blocking of the volume of microporous channels for N2 molecules, but these channels remain accessible for H2 molecules. It has been deduced that no considerable amount of copper located in the structural channels of the zeolite. According to IR spectroscopic data, the sorption of copper ions in the Cu/ZSM-5 catalysts takes place on extraframe-work aluminum, which forms Al-OH-Al bridges and terminal Al-OH groups, and on terminal Si-OH groups located on the zeolite crystal surface.