Synthesis of tricyclopentadiene from dicyclopentadiene over nanoporous hybrid material

Eunseo Park, Jin Heong Yim, Jeongsik Han, Young Kwon Park, Jong Ki Jeon

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A hybrid material, MMZFER, composed of microporous and mesoporous material prepared from ferrierite was evaluated as a catalyst for oligomerization of endo-dicyclopentadiene (DCPD). Physical and chemical characteristics of the catalysts were analyzed by NH3-TPD, N2 adsorption, XRD and infrared spectroscopy of adsorbed pyridine. Mesopores as well as micropores were well developed in the MMZFER catalyst. The MMZFER catalyst showed a weak acid site composed of Brönsted acid site, Lewis acid sites and H acid sites, whereas strong acid sites were not observed. In the case of the DCPD oligomerization that utilized MMZFER as the catalyst, the yield of TCPD and TeCPD reached 30.4% and 19.9%, respectively, which were higher than those over the FER. It is noticeable that MMZFER is a favorable catalyst for the isomerization selectivity to exo-TCPD. Weak acid sites over MMZFER catalyst play a sufficient role as active sites for DCPD oligomerization. In addition, the higher activity in DCPD oligomerization probably due to the large pore size of MMZFER.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9263-9267
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2016


  • Exo-Tricyclopentadiene
  • High-Energy-Density-Fuel
  • Isomerization
  • Nanopore


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