The mechanisms of hydrogenolysis and isomerization of oxacycloalkanes on metals. II. New results on the transformations of 2-methyloxacycloalkanes on metals

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-336
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Catalysis
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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