OE04 Consequences of Entropy for Site Requirements in Acidic Zeolites for Monomolecular Alkane Reactions and Their Microscopic Reverse

Monday, June 6, 2011: 10:40 AM
Ambassador Ballroom 2 (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Rajamani Gounder and Enrique Iglesia, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Entropic factors are preeminent in stabilizing ion-pair transition states; thus, rates and selectivities of monomolecular alkane reactions and their microscopic reverse depend strongly and predictably on reactant and zeolite structure. Thus, H2 can be activated by Brønsted acids at predictable rates and within channel environments devoid of metals or cations.

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