Catalysis Research is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of catalysts and catalyzed reactions. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics.

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Special Issue

Zeolite Materials and Catalysis

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Angela Martins, PhD, Professor

1. Área Departamental de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, IPL, 1950-007, Lisboa, Portugal
2. Centro de Química Estrutural, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal

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Research Interests: Development of hierarchical zeolites and related materials; Exploring their catalytic behaviour in Environmentally friendly catalytic reactions

Antonio Chica, PhD

Instituto de Tecnología Química, ITQ, CSIC-Universitat Politècnica de València, Avd. de Los Naranjos s/n, 46022, Valencia, Spain

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Research Interests: Adsorption; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Catalysis; Catalyst; Mesoporous Materials; Catalyst Characterization; Porous Materials; Catalyst Synthesis; Green Chemistry; Kinetics

About the topic:

Dear Colleagues,

Zeolites are crystalline aluminosilicates with an ordered porous network and a unique combination of properties such as high thermal and mechanical stability, well defined pore-size and intrinsic acidity. These materials attract interest due to their wide range of applications, especially as catalysts, where the native active sites or introduced species, such as metals, promote the occurrence of catalytic reactions, inside the pores that act as microreactors. Parallelly, the use of zeolites as supports for active species like organometallic complexes or enzymes has been growing since it allows to transform homogeneous to environmentally friendly and reusable heterogeneous catalysts. The aim of this Special Issue is to promote the discussion concerning the synthesis, modification and functionalization of zeolites and zeotypes, to produce effective and innovative catalysts/catalysts supports for heterogeneous reaction.


  • Zeolites and Zeotypes
  • Natural zeolites
  • Hierarchical zeolites
  • Heterogeneous catalysts
  • Bifunctional catalysts
  • Zeolytic supports
  • Kinetics
  • Modelling

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Open Access Research Article

Synthesis of NaA Zeolite: Conventional Route and Green Route

Received: 24 October 2023;  Published: 28 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2401002


The research describes a sustainable approach for the synthesis of zeolite NaA using kaolin as an alternative source of silica. The main objective of this research was to prepare NaA zeolite using metakaolin derived from kaolin from the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, as an alternative source of silica, reducing the production cost and [...]
Open Access Research Article

NaY Zeolite Synthesis from Vermiculite and Modification with Surfactant

Received: 24 October 2023;  Published: 26 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2304031


This work focuses on preparing NaY zeolite using alternative sources of silica and modifying the zeolite with the surfactant cetyltrimethylammonium bromide. Two different hydrothermal synthesis routes were employed: the conventional method using sodium silicate as the silica source, and the other is a sustainable approach using vermiculite [...]
Open Access Research Article

Synthesis of SAPO-34 Zeolite Membrane: Influence of Sources of Silica

Received: 03 October 2023;  Published: 11 December 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2304030


The research described the production and characterization of various materials, particularly alpha-alumina ceramic supports, zeolite SAPO-34, and zeolite membranes. Ceramic supports were manufactured through dry uniaxial compaction. Sintering of the supports was carried out at 1300°C for 2 h. SAPO-34 zeolites and zeolite membranes were s [...]
Open Access Original Research

Research and Application of Modified ZSM-5 for the Process of Alkylation of Oil Distillate Fractions

Received: 20 April 2023;  Published: 10 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2303021


In the oil distillate fraction alkylation process, a modified Zr zeolite ZSM-5 was obtained and studied. The modification was executed using a method that impregnated ZSM-5 with a 5% solution of ZrOCl2∙6H2O. X-ray diffraction studies [...]
Open Access Research Article

Influence of Bifunctional PtZn/SiO2 and H-ZSM-5 Catalyst on the Rates and Selectivity of Propene Aromatization

Received: 28 March 2023;  Published: 06 June 2023;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2302018


Previous studies on the conversion of olefins to aromatics with bifunctional Ga- or Zn-ZSM-5 catalysts have concluded that benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX) yields are significantly higher than for ZSM-5 alone. These results were attributed to the higher aromatic dehydrogenation rate of Ga or Zn. In this study, a highly active, bifunctional [...]
Open Access Original Research

The Effect of Oxygen-containing Additives in Feedstock on the Performance of the Catalytic Cracking Process

Received: 28 July 2022;  Published: 26 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204037


In this study, we found that adding catalytic cracking feedstock, vacuum gas oil, and naphthenic acids in the amount of 0.005–0.0075% vol. increased the liquid target fractions, i.e., gasoline and light gas oil. The decrease in the yield of hydrocarbon gas at a practically constant degree of conversion of the raw material indicated a small [...]
Open Access Original Research

Effect of ZSM-5 Particle Size and Framework Silica-to-Alumina Ratio on Hexane Aromatization

Received: 13 August 2022;  Published: 17 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2204035


Parent ZSM-5 and Ga-modified ZSM-5 catalysts with different Si/Al ratios and particle sizes were prepared. The physicochemical properties of the prepared catalysts were investigated by performing X-ray powder diffraction analysis, BET surface area analysis, and NH3-TPD analysis. The performance of the aromatization react [...]
Open Access Original Research

Hydrocracking of Di-and Triaromatic Hydrocarbons to Monoaromatics over Mixed Bi-functional Catalysts

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 19 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203021


In this study, we present selective hydrocracking of poly (di and tri) aromatic compounds to monoaromatics, such as benzene, toluene, and xylenes (BTX), over a mixture of Pt/Al2O3 and Y zeolites. The polyaromatic compounds feed is a combined simulated model feed, which is similar to light cycle [...]
Open Access Review

Zeolite-Containing Catalysts in Alkylation Processes

Received: 05 May 2022;  Published: 05 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2203019


This article provides an overview of zeolite-containing catalysts used in the alkylation of benzene and toluene with olefins, isobutane with butenes and butane-butene fractions, gasoline and oil fractions with olefins, propane-propylene, and butane-butylene fractions of catalytic cracking. Zeolites have various types of structures, including [...]
Open Access Original Research

Dearomatization of the Kerosene Fraction: Kinetic Studies

Received: 09 January 2022;  Published: 28 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202017


The kinetics of dearomatization of a kerosene fraction processed using a zeolite catalyst (0.9 HZSM-5) at different temperatures (160-200°C), the molar ratio between the aromatic hydrocarbons present in the kerosene fraction and n-decene (1:(0.5-4)), and the reaction time (1-3 h) were studied. Based on the obtained data [...]
Open Access Original Research

Hierarchical MFI Zeolite Catalysts: How to Determine Their Textural Properties?-A Comparative Study

Received: 26 January 2022;  Published: 14 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/cr.2202009


It is important to elucidate the role of the surface areas and pore volumes of hierarchical zeolites to understand their behavior as catalysts. Micro-and mesopore surface areas and volumes of the hierarchical MFI (Mobil Five zeolites) were assessed following several methods: (i) N2 adsorption at [...]