A periodic density functional theory study of intermolecular isomerization of toluene and benzene catalyzed by acidic mordenite zeolite: Effect of the zeolite steric constraints

X. Rozanska, R.A. Santen, van, F. Hutschka

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Abstract

A periodic density functional theory study of the isomerization reactions of toluene and benzene catalyzed by acidic mordenite is reported. Reaction energy diagrams including transition-state energies of disproportionation and direct transalkylation reactions are presented and analyzed. Alternative reaction pathways have been considered. The use of periodic structure calculations allows analysis of steric constraints that occur within zeolite micropores. General rules concerning the influence of steric constraints in relation with reaction mechanism are described
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4652-4657
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume106
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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