Journal of Porous Materials

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 35–40 | Cite as

Octane Hydroisomerization Over Hexagonal Mesoporous Aluminosilicates Synthesized from Leached Saponite

  • Thierry Linssen
  • Pegie Cool
  • Etienne F. Vansant
  • Steliana Aldea
  • Georges Poncelet


A thorough investigation is performed on the catalytic activity of aluminosilicate FSM’s, produced via a new successful short time synthesis route using leached saponite and low concentration of CTAB. The influence of an additional Al incorporation, utilizing sodium aluminate, aluminum nitrate, and aluminum isopropoxide is also studied.

The catalytic activity of the samples is tested in the hydroisomerization of octane. All the samples have a lower catalytic activity compared to the BETA zeolite, but, the combined selectivity to isomers and aromatics is better for the original acidified FSMSap H+ sample and the sample with additional incorporation of Al(NO3)3, which indicates to a certain extent, the suitability of these materials as reforming catalysts.


mesoporous FSM leached saponite hydroisomerization acid catalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thierry Linssen
    • 1
  • Pegie Cool
    • 1
  • Etienne F. Vansant
    • 1
  • Steliana Aldea
    • 2
  • Georges Poncelet
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Adsorption and Catalysis, Department of ChemistryUniversity of Antwerp (UA)WilrijkBelgium
  2. 2.Unité de Catalyse et Chimie des Matériaux DivisésUniversité Catholique de Louvain (UCL)Louvain La NeuveBelgium

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