O-M-BRA-2 Mechanism of Glucose Isomerization Depends Upon Whether Sn is Isolated in the Framework or Extraframework SnOx in Zeolite Beta

Monday, June 3, 2013: 10:00 AM
Ballroom A (Galt House Hotel)
Ricardo Bermejo-Deval, Rajamani Gounder and Mark E. Davis, California Institute of Technology, USA.
In the isomerization of glucose into fructose in water, extraframework SnOx located within the pores of hydrophobic Si-Beta by either direct synthesis or post-synthetic modification operate through the enolate mechanism, unlike framework Sn sites in Sn-Beta that operate by the Lewis acid mechanism.

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