Post-modified FAU zeolites as efficient catalysts for the synthesis of coumarins

O. Zaitceva, B. Louis, V. Beneteau, P. Pale, S. Shanmugam, E. I. Evstigneyev, A. V. Vasiliev

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Herein, the effect of various treatments subjected to FAU zeolites to introduce mesoporosity has been examined on their efficiency as catalyst in the cyclisation of O-aryl 3-arylpropynoic acid ester to its corresponding coumarin. The addition of bio-sourced lignin residues in the alkaline desilication treatment induced the generation of supplementary mesoporosity, thus offering an optimal micro- and mesopores combination with respect to targeted activity and selectivity. The so-called bio-sourced secondary template (BSST) concept in the design of zeolite-based catalysts could be assessed. The use of renewable wood feedstocks can therefore be a valuable strategy for the zeolite post-modification, thus for the design of porous zeolite catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCatalysis Today
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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