Alcohol dehydration reactions as chemical precursors for coke formation and acidity probes in tungstated zirconia catalysts

Gustavo Larsen, Edgar Lotero, Mark Nabity, Lucía Petkovic, Carlos A. Querini

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The temperature-programmed desorption of low-molecular weight alcohols was studied over tungstated zirconia and acidic zeolites. Tungstated zirconia (WZ) acids have less tendency to deactivate due to carbon deposition and to form oligomeric products. Proton exchange is also less important in WZ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-152
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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