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Title
Deactivation of Sn-Beta during carbohydrate conversion
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Abstract
The deactivation of Sn-Beta zeolite catalyst during retro-aldolization and isomerization of glucose is investigated. Confocal fluorescence microscopy reveals that retro-aldolization of glucose in CH3OH at 160 degrees C is accompanied with the build-up of insoluble oligomeric deposits in the micropores, resulting in a rapid catalyst deactivation. These deposits accumulate predominantly in the outer regions of the zeolite crystals, which points to mass transport limitations. Glucose isomerization in water is not only accompanied by the formation of insoluble deposits in the micropores, but also by the structural degradation of the zeolite due to desilication and destannation. Enhanced and sustained catalytic performance can be achieved by using ethanol/water mixtures as the reaction solvent instead of water.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied catalysis : A : general. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2018
ISSN
0926-860X
Volume/pages
564 (2018) , p. 113-122
ISI
000443669800012
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Creation 08.10.2018
Last edited 25.08.2021
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