O-M-Fre-6 Toluene Alkylation over Metal Organic Frameworks An Evaluation of the Role of Acidity for Catalytic Activity and Coke Deposition

Monday, June 3, 2013: 11:40 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Liam McMillan1, Michal Lutecki1, Wei Wang1, James McGregor2, Nabil Al-Yassir3, Sulaiman Al-Khattaf3, Lynn F. Gladden1 and Pablo Arias Vecino1, (1)University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, (2)University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, (3)King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
By using acidic MOFs (the Lewis acid HKUST-1 and the weak Brønsted acid UiO-66) as model catalysts for toluene alkylation, it has been shown that Lewis acidity is responsible for coking (by a cracking mechanism), and Brønsted acidity is necessary for alkylation to proceed.

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