Synthesis of dicyclopentadiene oligomer over nanoporous Al-MCM-41 catalysts

Eunseo Park, Jinhan Kim, Jin Heong Yim, Jeongsik Han, Tae Soo Kwon, Y. K. Park, Jong Ki Jeon

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One step reaction composed of DCPD oligomerization and DCPD oligomer isomerization was investigated over nanoporous Al-MCM-41 catalysts. The effects of aluminum grafting over MCM-41 on the catalyst characteristics were studied with respect to the synthesis of TCPD isomer. Physical and chemical properties of the catalysts were analyzed by N2 adsorption, temperature-programmed desorption of ammonia, and infrared spectroscopy of adsorbed pyridine. The overall number of acid sites as well as the number of Lewis acid sites increased with increasing of aluminum content over MCM-41. When utilizing MCM-41 and Al-MCM-41 as the catalyst, DCPD oligomerization reaction activity greatly increased compared to the thermal reaction. The highest TCPD isomer selectivity over the Al-MCM-41 catalyst with the highest aluminum content could be ascribed to the largest amount of acid sites. This study showed an increased level of TCPD isomer selectivity by an increasing level of Lewis acid sites through aluminum addition over MCM-41.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4512-4515
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2016


  • Al-MCM-41.
  • Dicyclopentadine
  • Isomerization
  • Oligomerization
  • Tricyclopentadine


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