• Nano-sized Silicalite-1: novel route of synthesis, metal impregnation and its application in selective oxidation of toluene

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    • Keywords


      Nano-sized Silicalite-1; toluene oxidation; liquid phase; zeolite.

    • Abstract


      The novel route of synthesis and catalytic performance of nano-sized Silicalite-1 are presented. Nano-sized Silicalite-1 was initially obtained from a clear solution using sodium silicate as silica source and tetrapropylamonium hydroxide as a template. The effects of silica source on the product yield, purity, crystallization rate and crystallinity were investigated. Effect of seeds in the synthesis was also studied. Nucleation time decreased to6hfrom24husing 4% seed, with yield and crystallinity 70% and 90%, respectively. The catalyst was characterized by XRD, FE-SEM, TG, FITR and N2 adsorption–desorption techniques. Transition metals like Fe, Cu and Mo were impregnated by wet impregnation method. Cu-impregnated nanosized Silicalite-1 was found to be highly active for the oxidation of toluene with H2O2.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Science, School of Technology, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382 007, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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