Synthesis and physico-chemical characterization of Beta zeolite catalysts: Evaluation of catalytic properties in Prins cyclization of (–)-isopulegol

Anna Zaykovskaya, Narendra Kumar, Ekaterina Kholkina, Nikolai Li-Zhulanov, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Atte Aho, Janne Peltonen, Markus Peurla, Ivo Heinmaa, Bright T. Kusema, Stéphane Streiff, Dmitry Yu Murzin

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Abstract

Synthesis of Beta zeolite catalysts was carried out using two different methods. The influence of such parameters as synthesis time and temperature, gel composition and gel ripening on the physico-chemical and catalytic properties of Beta zeolite catalysts was studied. A range of analytical methods was applied in this work including scanning and transmission electron microscopies, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy – 27A1-MAS-NMR and 29Si-MAS-NMR, nitrogen physisorption, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The sodium forms of Beta zeolites were transformed to the proton forms H-Beta by ion-exchange using aqueous solutions of NH 4NO 3 and thereafter evaluated in Prins cyclization of (−)-isopulegol with benzaldehyde. The best catalyst synthesized at 150 °C in the rotation mode for 17 h possessing an optimal combination of morphological and structural properties as well as concentration of acid sites demonstrated high (−)-isopulegol conversion (93%) along with high selectivity to the desired product (79%).

Original languageEnglish
Article number110236
Number of pages13
JournalMICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS
Volume302
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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