O-F-Fre-7 Aldehyde Deoxygenation on Solid Acid Catalysts: Kinetic Consequences of Reactant Size and Active Site Confinement

Friday, June 7, 2013: 11:00 AM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Fan Lin and Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin, University of Toronto, Canada.
Aldehyde deoxygenation on H+ sites occurs via competitive bimolecular or unimolecular pathways that evolve unsaturated aldehyde or alkene, respectively; the selectivities vary with reactant size and the extent of local H+ confinement within solid structures, because these factors influence the relative transition state stability of the kinetically-relevant steps.

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