Selective de-activation of acid sites located near the outer surface of zeolite was examined using the catalytic cracking of silane (CCS) method. From FT-IR analysis, adsorption species of silane compounds on the acid sites of zeolite during calcination were investigated. Moreover, the effects of types of silane compounds on the changes in zeolite properties, including the amounts of adsorbed ammonia and benzene within zeolite, prior to and after CCS treatment, were examined. The CCS method using diphenylmethylsilane (DPM-silane) was effective in de-activating the acid sites located near the outer surface of ZSM-5 zeolite. Olefin synthesis from acetone was carried out using ZSM-5 zeolite catalysts. The ZSM-5 zeolite after the CCS treatment using DPMsilane exhibited high olefin selectivity as well as low aromatic selectivity.
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