TON-type zeolites with a core-shell structure were synthesized by crystal overgrowth of an aluminum-free TON-type zeolite on an aluminum-containing TON-type zeolite in the presence of fluoride ion, which was used as a mineralizing reagent to restrain the formation of defects. The core-shell structured zeolite showed greater selectivity for skeletal isomerization in tetradecane hydroisomerization because the acid sites on the external surface of needle-shaped crystals were passivated to inhibit cracking. Breaking the needle-shaped crystals of the core-shell structure to create shorter crystal pieces effectively enhanced the catalytic activity and selectivity for isomerization because new pore entrances were formed.
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