A DFT study of the cracking reaction of thiophene catalyzed by zeolite is reported. The use of different zeotype catalysts (viz. acidic, metal-exchanged and methoxy) has been shown to successfully induce this reaction. It appears that the thiophene cracking reaction is catalyzed by a basic Lewis site and that acid Bronsted site has only a limited influence on the reaction.
|Name||Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis|
|Conference||conference; International Zeolite Conference ; 13 (Montpellier) : 2001.07.08-13|
|Period||1/01/01 → …|
|Other||International Zeolite Conference ; 13 (Montpellier) : 2001.07.08-13|