Alkane activation over acidic zeolites: the first step.


The heterogeneous acid-catalyzed activation step of alkanes leading to the reaction intermediates (carbocationic or alkoxy species) was up to now the matter of a longstanding controversy. Gas chromatography and online mass spectroscopy measurements show that H(2) and methane are formed over H-zeolites, whereas HD and CH(3)D are formed over D-zeolites as the… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/chem.200901737


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