Preparation and characterization of Mo catalysts over AlMCM-41/gamma-Al2O3extruded supports

Citation
Mj. Cheng et al., Preparation and characterization of Mo catalysts over AlMCM-41/gamma-Al2O3extruded supports, APP CATAL A, 183(1), 1999, pp. 199-208
Citations number
41
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics","Chemical Engineering
Journal title
APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL
ISSN journal
0926-860X → ACNP
Volume
183
Issue
1
Year of publication
1999
Pages
199 - 208
Database
ISI
SICI code
0926-860X(19990705)183:1<199:PACOMC>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
Molybdena catalysts, prepared by incipient wetness impregnation of an aqueo us solution of ammonium heptamolybdate on a series of AlMCM-41/gamma-Al2O3 extruded supports, have been investigated by nitrogen adsorption, X-ray dif fraction (XRD), diffuse reflectance UV-visible spectroscopy and model compo und reactions with thiophene and nickel tetraphenylporphyrin (Ni-TPP), The extruded supports have a bimodal pore structure: a uniform mesoporous syste m with smaller pore size originating from AlMCM-41 and a mesoporous system with larger pore size originating from gamma-Al2O3. The loading of molybden a had no significant influence on the pore structure of AlMCM-41 regardless of SiO2/Al2O3 ratios and molybdenum contents, XRD results demonstrate that highly dispersed molybdena catalysts have been obtained on both gamma-Al2O 3 and AlMCM-41. UV-visible spectra show that molybdena exists as octahedral ly coordinated species on AlMCM-41 and mainly as tetrahedrally coordinated species on gamma-Al2O3, which reflects the different kinds of molybdenum ox ide entities on AlMCM-41 and gamma-Al2O3, The catalytic activities of the s ulfided catalysts show no dependence on the acid sites of AlMCM-41, but the y depend on the molybdenum sulfide species. Mo sulfide species inside mesop orous channels have a high activity for smaller reactant thiophene conversi on, while Mo sulfide species on gamma-Al2O3 have a high activity for larger reactant Ni-TPP conversion. Therefore, it is proposed that molybdena speci es inside mesoporous channels of AlMCM-41 have a particular structure and a ccessibility, which is responsible for the particular catalytic properties of the Mo sulfide species. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserv ed.