Formation of complex organics from acetylene catalyzed by ionized benzene.

  title={Formation of complex organics from acetylene catalyzed by ionized benzene.},
  author={Paul O. Momoh and Abdelrahman Soliman and Michael Meot-Ner and Alessandra Ricca and M Samy El-Shall},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={130 39},
  • Paul O. Momoh, Abdelrahman Soliman, +2 authors M Samy El-Shall
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  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • We present direct evidence for low temperature associative charge transfer (ACT) reactions of acetylene onto the benzene cation that catalyze the conversion of acetylene molecules into polymerized cations and for high temperature addition/elimination reactions that lead to the generation of naphthalene-type ions. At low temperatures acetylene molecules bind noncovalently to the benzene cation, where partial charge transfer from the ion activates an acetylene molecule for addition polymerization… CONTINUE READING

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