Isomerization of 2-methyl-1-butene on copper on-silica catalysts prepared by ion exchange

Árpád Molnár, János T. Kiss, Mihály Bartók

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Copper-on-silica gel catalysts prepared by ion exchange exhibit a unique activity in the isomerization of alkenes that are able to form the most stable tertiary carbocations. Poisoning experiments with pyridine and 2,6-dimethylpyridine, together with IR studies, indicate the presence of different surface acidic sites generated during the activation of the catalysts, inducing an ionic-type isomerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-367
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of molecular catalysis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1989


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