Eelco Vogt - Zeolites and zeotypes for oil and gas conversion

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      Vogt, E.T.C., Whiting, G.T., Dutta Chowdhury, A., Weckhuysen,   B.M., Adv. Catal, 58,  143-314, 2015


        Zeolite-based catalyst materials are widely used in chemical   industry. In this chapter, the applications of zeolites and   zeotypes in the catalytic conversion of oil and gas are reviewed.   After a general introduction to zeolite science and technology,   we discuss refinery applications, such as fluid catalytic   cracking and hydrocracking, and also a wide variety of important   petrochemical processes, such as alkylation and isomerization.   The fields of low-temperature zeolite-assisted methane activation   and methanol-to-hydrocarbon conversion are also covered, as well   as several zeolite-catalyzed organic reactions with the aim to   synthesize fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates. By   reviewing the processes, a wide range of catalytic   functionalities are discussed, including Brønsted and Lewis acid   sites, basic sites as well as metal and redox sites. The chapter   continues with a discussion of the effects of zeolite-binder   interactions in commercial catalysts, where the zeolite is only   part of the system. We show how modern microspectroscopy methods   provide detailed insight into the complex structure of these   catalyst materials. Finally, we present future directions, which   may include new zeolite-based processes for chemicals production   or energy conversion, while new synthetic and characterization   tools are envisioned to contribute to the accelerated discovery   of new zeolite framework structures.

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