The Origin of Regioselectivity in 2-Butanol Dehydration on Solid Acid Catalysts

Authors

  • Dr. Ja Hun Kwak,

    1. Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
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  • Dr. Roger Rousseau,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
    • Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
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  • Dr. Donghai Mei,

    1. Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
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  • Dr. Charles H. F. Peden,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
    • Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
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  • Dr. János Szanyi

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
    • Institute for Interfacial Catalysis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, MSIN K8-87, Richland, WA 99352 (USA)
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Abstract

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It′s a suppressed reaction: Owing to the dispersive forces between the alkyl groups of adsorbed 2-butanol and the catalyst surface, the formation of trans-2-butene is suppressed in the dehydration of 2-butanol on γ-alumina.

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