Authors:V. Rac, Vesna Rakić, S Gajinov, Vera Dondur, and Aline Auroux
In this work, room temperature interaction of n-hexane with HZSM-5 (Si/Al=20) and ion-exchanged
samples containing one (CuZSM-5, FeZSM-5 and MnZSM-5) or two transition-metal
cations (Fe,CuZSM-5; Cu,MnZSM-5 and Fe,MnZSM-5) was studied by microcalorimetry
and TPD methods. Both differential heats and the amounts of n-hexane
adsorbed per one unit cell were quantitatively determined. Higher heats of
adsorption and higher amounts of adsorbed gas were found for ion-exchanged
samples than for HZSM-5. The experiments of n-hexane
adsorption on hydrated samples were also performed. The amounts of n-hexane
adsorbed on hydrated ZSM-5 were lower in comparison with dehydrated samples,
while the energies of interaction were similar.
desorption coupled with mass spectrometer as a detector (TPD), IR and 13C
NMR measurements are used to study the adsorption of n-hexane
on hydrated HZSM-5 and NH4ZSM-5 zeolites. The 13C
NMR measurements show that n-hexane can
access the pore structure of ZSM-5 zeolites previously saturated with water.
TPD spectra of n-hexane are monitored in
the temperature region 50–300C, in the case of fully or partially
hydrated samples; two-stage desorption of n-hexane
is found. Simultaneous desorption of water and n-hexane
in the same temperature region are found, in all investigated samples.