Isomerization of α-pinene oxide over ZSM-5 based micro-mesoporous materials

Nataliya D. Shcherban, Roman Yu. Barakov, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Sergii A. Sergiienko, Igor Bezverkhyy, Kari Eränen, Dmitry Murzin

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Few types of ZSM-5 based micro-mesoporous materials obtained via a dual template method, steam-assisted conversion and dual-functional templating were evaluated in α-pinene oxide isomerization. Complete conversion and the highest selectivity towards trans-carveol (ca. 40–43%) were achieved over X-ray amorphous micro-mesoporous aluminosilicates as well as mesoporous molecular sieves AlSi-SBA-15. In addition, X-ray amorphous samples containing the secondary building units of ZSM-5 zeolite demonstrated the highest rate of α-pinene oxide isomerization. The yield of the most desired product trans-carveol to a large extent depends on the accessibility of acid sites to the reagents molecules and acidity of the catalysts (strength and concentration of Brønsted and Lewis acid sites).

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)236–247
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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