Radiotracer study of alkane homologation over platinum black

Zoltán Paál, Maria Dobrovolszky, Pál Téyényi

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Homologation over platinum black has been studied by a radiotracer method. The results are in agreement with the mechanism involving carbene addition to open-chain surface species. Radioactivity values prove that carbenes originate from deep fragmentation of the parent alkane. The side methyl group of 3-methylpentane participates to a lesser extent in carbene formation. Benzene alkylation (if it occurs at all) is only of minor importance in toluene formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3037-3040
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 1: Physical Chemistry in Condensed Phases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984

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