An investigation of the roles of surface aluminum and acid sites in the zeolite MCM-22.

Ammonia adsorption studies reveal that the observed Lewis acidity in the zeolite MCM-22 is derived from at least two types of framework aluminum sites (AlF), that is, octahedral AlF and three-coordinate AlF. Comparative ammonia or trimethylphosphine (TMP) adsorption experiments with MCM-22 confirm that octahedral Al species gives rise to the signal at delta… CONTINUE READING