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Synthesis and characterization of Cu/EMC-2 zeolite by two routes

Adriana Medina-Ramirez, Francisco J. Morado-Alcantar, Ignacio R. Galindo-Esquivel, Juan C. Diaz-Guillen, and C. M. Lopez Badillo

Division de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Chemical Engineering Department, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico



Received: 31 January 2023  Accepted: 24 June 2023


The dispersion and loading of metallic species into supports are a critical issue that determines its activity and stability during the catalytic reactions. In the present work, the incorporation of Cu in EMC-2 zeolite was carried out. Two methods were evaluated: in situ and post-synthesis. The zeolitic materials were characterized by XRD, SEM/EDS and FT-IR. The obtained materials presented an intergrowth of EMT/FAU framework, favoring the incorporation and dispersion of copper. The higher copper content into EMC-2 zeolite was reached by post-synthesis method. The efficient copper loading, the dispersion and hydrothermal stability of the Cu/EMC-2 zeolites make these materials to be useful for catalytic applications.

Keywords: EMC-2; Zeolite; Copper; Hydrothermal; In situ; Post-synthesis

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DOI: 10.1007/s11696-023-02947-5


Chemical Papers 77 (10) 6387–6396 (2023)

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