Enhanced hydrocarbon cracking activity of Y zeolites

Harold H Kung*, B. A. Williams, S. M. Babitz, J. T. Miller, W. O. Haag, Randall Q Snurr

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A discussion covers the effect of steam dealumination of a zeolite on its hydrocarbon cracking activity, with emphasis on Y zeolites; advances toward understanding the origin of enhanced activity by steaming; data obtained with steamed or ultrastable Y and chemically dealuminated Y zeolites; comparison of catalytic activities; and role of pore diffusion in the rate of hydrocarbon cracking reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2000


  • Acid site properties of zeolite
  • Dealuminated zeolite
  • Diffusion influence on hydrocarbon cracking
  • Hydrocarbon cracking
  • Mechanism of hydrocarbon cracking
  • USY
  • Zeolite Y

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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