The hydrogenolysis and isomerization of 2-methyloxacycloalkanes were studied on Pt, Pd, and Ni catalysts in a static microreactor system. The experimental data permitted investigation of the relations between the reaction rate, the regioselectivity, the number of ring atoms, and the nature of the metal catalyst, as well as the postulation of the most probable reaction routes, and a comparison with the patterns of hydrogenolysis of cycloalkanes. The mechanisms of hydrogenolysis of the 2-methyloxacycloalkanes depend on the metal, the number of ring atoms, and the experimental conditions.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry