O-Th-Seg-12 Acid Strength, Solvation, and Site Proximity Effects in Alkane Isomerization on Brønsted Solid Acids

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 2:10 PM
Segell (Galt House Hotel)
William Knaeble, Robert T. Carr and Enrique Iglesia, University of California Berkeley, USA.
Keggin polyoxometalate (POM) clusters and zeolite BEA as physical mixtures with Pt/Al2O3 co-catalysts are used as model solid Brønsted acid catalysts to examine the effects of acid strength, solvation, and site proximity on alkane isomerization rates and selectivities.

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