Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis

, Volume 127, Issue 2, pp 803–823 | Cite as

Fast and simple synthesis of hierarchical ZSM-11 and its performance in the cofeeding reaction of methanol and n-hexane

  • Shumei Wei
  • Yarong Xu
  • Chi Che
  • Kake Zhu
  • Zhaoyang Jin
  • Xuedong ZhuEmail author


The co-conversion of short chain n-paraffins and methanol into value added gasoline pool molecules with high octane numbers is an attractive route for gasoline upgrading. Hierarchical ZSM-11 zeolite was synthesized by a fast and simple method, and samples were characterized by XRD, N2 adsorption–desorption, SEM, NH3-TPD and Py-IR analysis. It was found that the hierarchical ZSM-11 possessed small particle sizes, large surface area and abundant mesopores. Catalytic conversion of co-feeding n-hexane and methanol into hydrocarbons was explored using prepared hierarchical ZSM-11 as solid acid catalyst in a fixed bed under the condition of 380 °C, 1 h−1 (methanol was 1 h−1 and n-hexane was 0.43 h−1), atmospheric pressure, and compared with that of each individual feed. Compared to methanol-to-gasoline process, the final boiling point of the product mixture was reduced by a factor of 23 °C and meet the requirements of standard gasoline end distillation. Compared to the n-hexane cracking in the absence of methanol, a high liquid yield was obtained.


Cofeeding Hierarchical ZSM-11 Methanol n-Hexane Synthesis 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21776076) and Technology admin. Department of Petrochina Company Limited.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shumei Wei
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yarong Xu
    • 2
  • Chi Che
    • 2
  • Kake Zhu
    • 1
  • Zhaoyang Jin
    • 1
  • Xuedong Zhu
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical EngineeringEast China University of Science and TechnologyShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Research Institute of Urumqi Petrochemical CompanyPetrochina Company LimitedUrumqiPeople’s Republic of China

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