Pinacol rearrangement on zeolites

Árpád Molnár, Imre Bucsi, Mihály Bartók

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The transformations of simple methyl-substituted 1,2-diols (ethanediol, 1,2-propanediol, (±)-and meso-2,3-butanediol, 2-methyl-2,3-butanediol and 2,3-dimethyl-2,3-butanediol) have been studied on NaX, NaY, NaHX and NaHY zeolites. The effects of the structure of the diol, the type of zeolite and the reaction conditions have been correlated with the two main dehydration reactions, the pinacol rearrangement (∼60-90%) leading to the formation of carbonyl compounds and 1,2-elimination (∼10-30%) yielding unsaturated alcohols and dienes. Factors affecting selectivities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-210
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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