Concordia University



Raymond Le Van Mao, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Biochemistry


PhD (University of Lyon I)

Research interests

Inorganic Materials (Porous Materials,Zeolites, composite Porous Materials), Heterogeneous Catalysis, Petroleum and Natural Gas chemistry, Gases and Vapors Separation.


Physical chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis.


R. Le Van Mao, and M.A Saberi,"Catalysts for the Hydro-Isomerization of n-Heptane, prepared according to the concept of triangular site configuration", Applied Catalysis A: General, 199(1),99-107 (2000).

T.S. Le and R.Le Van Mao,"Preparation of Fluorinated-desilicated ZSM-5 Zeolite catalysts with high surface acidity", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials,34,93-97 (2000) .

R. Le Van Mao, T.S. Le, M. Fairbairn, A. Muntasar, S. Xiao and G. Denes, ´ ZSM5 zeolite with enhanced acidic properties ª, Applied Catalysis A : General, 185 (1), 41-52 (1999).

R.Le Van Mao, E. Rutinduka, C. Detellier, P. Gougay, V. Hascoet, S. Tavakoliyan, S.V. Hoa and T. Matsuura, ´ Mechanical and Pore characteristics of zeolite composite membranes ª, J. Materials Chemistry, 9 (3), 783-788 (1999). .

R. Le Van Mao, ´ Hybrid Catalysts containing a microporous zeolite and a mesoporous cocatalyst forming a pore continuum... ª,J. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 28(1), 9-17 (1999).

R.Le Van Mao and D. Ohayon, ´ Thermally stable ZSM5 zeolite materials with new microporosities ª, Proc. 12th International Zeolite Conference, ed. M.M.J. Treacy, B.K. Marcus, M.E. Fisher and J.B. Higgins, Materials Research Society, 3 , 1543-1551 (1999). .

R. Le Van Mao, M.A. Saberi, J.A. Lavigne, S. Xiao and G. Denes, ´ Hybrid Catalysts : internal/external configurations for better catalytic performances ? ª, in Recent Advances in Catalytic Materials, Materials Research Society, 497, 183-188 (1998).

R. Le Van Mao, T.S. Le, D. Ohayon, F. Caillibot, L. Gelebart and G. Denes, ´ Modification of the micropore characteristics of the desilicated ZSM5 zeolite by thermal treatment ª, Zeolites, 19 (4), 270-278 (1997).

R. Le Van Mao, J. Yao, L. Dufresne and Y. Yu, ´ Coke formation in hybrid catalysts used for the aromatization of low alkanes and alkenes ª, Applied Catalysis A : General, 164 (1), 81-89 (1997).

R. Le Van Mao, N. Borsuk, D. Ohayon, A. Ramsaran, T.S. Le and G. Denes, ´ Enhanced catalytic performances by desilication and subsequent steam treatment of ZSM5 zeolite ª, in Advanced Catalytic Materials III, Materials Research Society, 454 , 73-78 (1997).

A.Vaillancourt, G. Denes and R. Le Van Mao, ´ Reactivity of Chrysotile Asbestos in acids : mechanism of transformation to silicon dioxide hemihydrate upon leaching of magnesium ª, Proc. Materials Research Society, 453, 71-76 (1997).

R. Le Van Mao, J. Yao, L. Dufresne and R. Carli, ´ Hybrid Catalysts containing zeolite ZSM5 and supported gallium oxide in the aromatization of n-butane ª, in Gallium-loaded zeolites, ed. K. Dooley and G. Price, Catalysis Today, 31 , 247-255 (1996).

N. Serpone, H. Tahiri and R. Le Van Mao, ´ Application of concept of relative efficiencies and surface characterization of a new titania photocatalyst designed for environmental remediation ª, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A : Chemistry, 93 , 199-203 (1996).

For a detailed list of publications, please refer to my personal web site.

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