Abstract Catalytic dehydrogenation of propane has recently received considerable attention because of the increasing demand for propene. Among several catalysts, PtSnNa/ZSM-5 catalyst is one of the most suitable ones. In this study, PtSnNa/ZSM-5 catalysts with different content of chlorine were prepared by changing the time of catalyst dechlorination. The obtained catalysts were characterized by X-ray fluorescence (XRF), XRD, nitrogen adsorption, 27Al MAS NMR, NH 3-TPD, H 2 chemisorption and TPR. It was found that with the increase of treatment time, more framework aluminum atoms were removed from tetrahedral positions, leading to the loss of Sn species and the decrease of catalyst acidity. Meantime, the porous properties and the interactions between Pt and Sn of the catalysts changed remarkably, which was disadvantageous to the reaction. Compared with the dechlorinated catalysts, the fresh sample with suitable content of chlorine exhibited the best reaction activity and stability. The average yield of propene was about 30.4% over 45 h for the reaction of propane dehydrogenation at 590 °C. Finally, a model was proposed for the influence of dechlorinated treatment on catalytic properties of PtSnNa/ZSM-5 catalyst for propane dehydrogenation.