CST 2016,6,5178

Synthesis and characterization of fibrous silica
ZSM-5 for cumene hydrocracking†

Inspired by the high accessibility and low diffusion limitations of fibrous silica nanoparticles (KCC-1), fibrous
silica ZSM-5 (FZSM-5) was engineered using a microemulsion system. The spherical FZSM-5 with a
dendrimeric silica fiber possessed a high surface area (554 m2), a wide pore diameter (2–20 nm), abundant
strong acid sites and high catalytic activity towards cumene hydrocracking.