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Catalysts 2016, 6(12), 183; doi:10.3390/catal6120183

Micro/Mesoporous Zeolitic Composites: Recent Developments in Synthesis and Catalytic Applications

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Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
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Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany
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Academic Editor: Keith Hohn
Received: 27 October 2016 / Revised: 10 November 2016 / Accepted: 11 November 2016 / Published: 29 November 2016
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Abstract

Micro/mesoporous zeolitic composites (MZCs) represent an important class of hierarchical zeolitic materials that have attracted increasing attention in recent years. By introducing an additional mesoporous phase interconnected with the microporosity of zeolites, a hierarchical porous system of MZCs is formed which facilitates molecular transport while preserving the intrinsic catalytic properties of zeolites. Thus, these materials offer novel perspectives for catalytic applications. Over the years, numerous synthesis strategies toward the formation of MZCs have been realized and their catalytic applications have been reported. In this review, the three main synthesis routes, namely direct synthesis using zeolite precursors, recrystallization of zeolites, and zeolitization of preformed mesoporous materials are thoroughly discussed, with focus on prior works and the most recent developments along with prominent examples given from the literature. In addition, the significant improvement in the catalytic properties of MZCs in a wide range of industrially relevant reactions is presented through several representative cases. Some perspectives for the future development of MZCs are also given. View Full-Text
Keywords: zeolite composites; hierarchical zeolites; micro/mesoporous zeolites; mesoporous materials; catalytic cracking; alkylation of aromatics; hydroconversion; methanol-to-hydrocarbons zeolite composites; hierarchical zeolites; micro/mesoporous zeolites; mesoporous materials; catalytic cracking; alkylation of aromatics; hydroconversion; methanol-to-hydrocarbons
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Vu, X.H.; Armbruster, U.; Martin, A. Micro/Mesoporous Zeolitic Composites: Recent Developments in Synthesis and Catalytic Applications. Catalysts 2016, 6, 183.

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