Ferrisilicate Molecular Sieve And Use As A Catalyst
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Ferrisilicate molecular sieves of the ZSM-5 type, having SiO2 /Fe2 O3 mole ratios ranging from 20 to 400, are prepared by adding a silica source and a quaternary ammonium salt in that order to an acedified solution of an iron (III) compound, crystallizing the resulting gel to form a ferrisilicate molecular sieve, and thermally treating the molecular sieve with nitrogen, air and/or steam at 300� to 700� C. Preferred thermal treatment comprises treating with nitrogen first, then with air or steam. Thermally treated molecular sieves contain iron both in and outside the crystal framework; most of the non-framework iron is dispersed as very finely divided iron oxides on internal surfaces. Molecular sieves are useful as catalysts in Fischer-Tropsch and other iron oxide-catalyzied reactions.
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