Patrick Vagner

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InI3 is able to catalyze the conversion of methanol to a mixture of hydrocarbons at 200 degrees C with one highly branched alkane, 2,2,3-trimethylbutane (triptane), being obtained in high selectivity. The mechanism for InI3-catalyzed reactions appears to be basically the same as that proposed for the previously studied ZnI2-catalyzed system in which(More)
Methanol is converted to a mixture of hydrocarbons by reaction with zinc iodide at 200 degrees C with one highly branched alkane, 2,2,3-trimethylbutane (triptane), being obtained in surprisingly high selectivity. Mechanistic studies implicate a two-stage process, the first involving heterogeneously catalyzed formation of a carbon-carbon-bonded species,(More)
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