Zirconium and titanium phosphates as catalysts: a review Academic Article uri icon


  • This review describes physico-chemical and catalytic properties of Group IV phosphates. These acidic inorganic ion exchange materials, with layered structure, can be successfully employed for alcohol dehydration, oxidative dehydrogenation, partial or selective oxidation and polymerization reactions. Intercalation of pillaring compounds into their layers modifies the catalytic properties, especially in the reactions in which block-building is a necessary step. Incorporation of transition metal by ion-exchange method improves the dehydrogenation or oxidation functions. These layered phosphate compounds, because of their potential to be modified in many ways and their acidity, should find applications as catalysts and catalyst supports in commercial processes. © 1986.

author list (cited authors)

  • Clearfield, A., & Thakur, D. S.

citation count

  • 155

publication date

  • January 1986