Hydroisomerization of tetralin on zeolite beta: Influence of crystal size

Praveen Sharma, Yasutoshi Iguchi, Yasushi Sekine, Eiichi Kikuchi, Masahiko Matsukata*

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Though light cycle oils (LCO) obtained in the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) are rich in aromatics and sulphur but are insufficient to diesel fuels due to the low cetane number. It is worthwhile to produce alkylbenzenes from LCO without producing small olefinic hydrocarbons through hydrotreating polyaromatic compounds present in the LCO. In the present study tetralin was used as a model compound. Reactions such as ring opening, dealkylation, transalkylation, hydrogen transfer and coke formation were studied using Platinum-supported beta as catalyst. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the crystal size of beta zeolite and catalytic properties for hydrotreatment of tetralin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1


  • Crystal size
  • Light cycle oil (LCO)
  • Tetralin
  • Zeolite beta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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