Crystallization kinetics of Sn-MFI molecular sieve formation by dry gel cross mark conversion method

TitleCrystallization kinetics of Sn-MFI molecular sieve formation by dry gel cross mark conversion method
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsNiphadkar, PS, Tangale, NP, Joshi, PN, Awate, SV
JournalMicroporous and Mesoporous Materials
Date PublishedDEC
KeywordsCrystallization, DGC, kinetics, Nucleation, Sn-MFI

The conversion of amorphous stannosilicate dry gel into crystalline molecular sieve with MFI structure (Sn-MFI) was achieved by dry gel conversion (DGC) method at 413, 443 and 473 K. For comparison purpose, Sn-MFI molecular sieve with similar SiO2/SnO2 mole ratio was also obtained by hydrothermal crystallization route. Crystallization curves were established by conducting time dependant studies on progressive crystallization processes for both the systems. The values of activation energy of nucleation (E-n), activation energy of crystallization (E-c), and their pre-exponential factors (InA(n), InA(c) respectively) were calculated from Arrhenius plots. Compared to the hydrothermal method, shorter induction period was observed when DGC method was employed. Both the E-n (49.70 kJ/mol) and E-c (52.82 kJ/mol) for DGC method were found to be lower than that of the E-n (55.70 kJ/mop and E-c (60.23 kJ/mol) for hydrothermal method. The kinetics parameters viz. K and q were derived from kinetic expressions and DGC method showed higher value of K and lower value of q compared to hydrothermal crystallization method at identical temperature. Various DGC method parameters such as water content at the bottom of autoclave and SiO2/SnO2 mole ratio have shown the influence on the kinetics of crystallization of Sn-MFI. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)Foreign
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Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry