Methylation of biphenyl to 4-methylbiphenyl over NH4F modified nanosized HZSM-C5

Yanan Wang, Xinwen Guo, Chen Zhang, Xiangsheng Wang, Chunshan Song

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The methylation of biphenyl (BP) with methanol to 4-methylbiphenyl (4-MBP) over NH4-F modified nanosized HZSM-5 was studied. The effects of reaction conditions were investigated before further study on the modification of catalyst. The reaction temperature had a great influence on the activity and the stability but a little on the selectivity of 4-MBP. The good stability and the high conversion were at 450°C. The effects of NH4F loading and the calcination temperature of NH4F modified nanosized HZSM-5 were further investigated. The stability of catalyst is improved greatly with the increase of the NH4F loading and the calcination temperature, while the selectivity of 4-MBP increased slightly. When the catalyst was calcined at 500°C, the conversion of BP could be kept constant for 10 hr. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 229th ACS National Meeting (San Diego, CA 3/13-17/2005).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)PETR-9
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 3 2005
Event229th ACS National Meeting - San Diego, CA., United States
Duration: Mar 13 2005Mar 17 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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