O-Th-Fre-13 Kinetic Requirements for Inter- and Intra-Molecular C=C Bond Formation during Alkanal Reactions on Brønsted Acid Catalysts

Thursday, June 6, 2013: 2:10 PM
French (Galt House Hotel)
Fan Lin and Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin, University of Toronto, Canada.
We report the mechanistic details for alkanal reactions on solid H+ sites that form alkenes, alkenals, and aromatics. Trends of reactivity and selectivity across the alkanal family are functions of reactant chain length and the extent of H+ site confinement. These findings are useful for tuning the reaction specificity.

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