Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopic investigations on the interaction of neopentane with acidic zeolites

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Adsorption of neopentane on faujasite, mordenite and ZSM-5 zeolites has been investigated by UV-VIS spectroscopy. At room temperature, UV-VIS active surface species were detected and assigned to alkenyl-type carbenium ions. Their formation was shown to be influenced by the overall acidity, the ratio of Brønsted to Lewis acidity and the zeolite structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4221-4224
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1993


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