1School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, Taiyuan 030001, P.R. CHINA
2Laboratory of Applied Catalysis and Green Chemical Engineering, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Taiyuan 030001, P.R. CHINA
Shape-selective methylation of naphthalene (NAPH) over SAPO-11 zeolite was carried out in a fixed-bed flow reactor under atmospheric pressure. Some zeolites, such as H-beta (Hβ), HUSY and ZSM-5 were also evaluated for comparison with SAPO-11 zeolite.The results showed that SAPO-11 exhibited higher stability, higher selectivity of 2,6-dimethylnaphthalene (2,6-DMN), and higher 2,6-/2,7-DMN ratio than Hβ, HUSY and ZSM-5. The improvement in catalytic performance of SAPO-11 is mainly attributed to the specific pore structure, weak acid strength and low acid amount on SAPO-11.