Methanol conversion to lower olefins over RHO type zeolite

Dilshad Masih, Hiroyuki Imai, Toshiyuki Yokoi, Junkonomura Kondo, Takashi Tatsumi

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Eight-membered ring small-pore zeolite of RHO-type topology has been synthesized, characterized and tested for methanol-to-olefin (MTO) reaction. The zeolite was hydrothermally crystallized from the gel with Si/Al ratio of 5.0. It showed a high BET specific surface area (812 m2 g-1), micropore volume (0.429 cm3 g-1), and acid amount (2.53 mmol g-1). Scanning electron microscopy observations showed small crystallites of about 1 μm. The zeolite was active for MTO reaction with 100% methanol conversions at 623-723 K, whereas selectivity to lower olefins changed with time. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology


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