70 kGy of γ-irradiation enhances the catalytic transformation of 2-propanol into acetone and propylene on transition metal oxides. Fragment products are formed and for TiO2, V2O5 and Fe2O3 the selectivity of 2-propanol decomposition is shifted towards dehydration by the irradiation. Both catalytic and radiocatalytic transformation of 2-propanol correlate with the adsorption capacity of metal oxides, which suggests, that irradiation acts mainly on the adsorbed 2-propanol. Possible changes in the catalyst's chemical properties due to the irradiation are discussed.
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