Petroleum Science

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 70–74 | Cite as

Preparation and characterization of zeolite beta with low SiO2/Al2O3 ratio

Petrochemistry & Chemical Engineering


Zeolite beta with a low SiO2/Al2O3 ratio was synthesized by a novel two-step process. The synthesized sample was characterized with XRD, SEM, FTIR, and N2 adsorption-desorption and solid-state MAS NMR. The results showed that aluminium species were inserted into the framework of zeolite beta. The BET surface area, volume, and particle size of the zeolite beta sample decreased with decreasing SiO2/Al2O3 ratio. Our process was proved an efficient route to synthesize zeolite beta with a low SiO2/Al2O3 ratio.

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Zeolite beta synthesis characterization 


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© China University of Petroleum 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNPC Key Laboratory of CatalysisChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Special ChemicalsTaiyuan University of TechnologyTaiyuan, ShanxiChina

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