Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2000, 65, 343-351

Effect of Framework Charge Density on Catalytic Activity of Copper Loaded Molecular Sieves of Chabazite Structure in Nitrogen(II) Oxide Decomposition

Jiří Dědeček*, Alena Vondrová and Jiří Čejka

J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic


NO decomposition over Cu-loaded molecular sieves of chabazite structure with different framework negative charge density was investigated. Cu-ZnAlPO-34 with framework charge density (Al + P)/Zn = 15 exhibited high and stable catalytic activity in NO decomposition while Cu-chabazite with Si/Al = 2.7 was inactive. This evidences that the number of aluminum atoms balancing Cu ions in cationic sites controls the catalytic activity of Cu ion. Ions balanced by single framework aluminum atoms exhibit high activity in NO decomposition while ions balanced by two framework aluminum atoms are inactive. Topology of cationic sites is not the limiting parameter for NO decomposition over Cu ions located in molecular sieves.

Keywords: NO decomposition; Cu ion; Chabazite; ZnAlPO-34; Molecular sieve; Zeolites; Heterogeneous catalysis.

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