Brønsted-Lewis acid pairs in GA/H-ZSM-5 for alkane conversion

M. W. Schreiber, M. Baumgärtl, L. Ni, A. Jentys, R. Bermejo-Deval, J. A. Lercher

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On bifunctional catalysts (e.g., Ga/H-ZSM-5) propane dehydrogenation is the rate determining step in dehydrocyclodimerization. Brønsted-Lewis acid pairs formed by protonic sites in zeolite H-ZSM-5 and Ga, respectively, have shown to increase the rates of light alkane dehydrogenation. However, the state and the role of the Ga cation on alkane dehydrogenation has not been discerned. Here, we will identify the proximity of Ga+ and BAS to be the key for an efficient reaction pathway in the dehydrogenation of propane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-222
Number of pages2
JournalDGMK Tagungsbericht
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2018
EventDGMK-Conference on Challenges for Petrochemicals and Fuels: Integration of Value Chains and Energy Transition - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 10 Oct 201812 Oct 2018


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