Carbonium ion formation in zeolite catalysis

J.A. Lercher, R.A. Santen, van, H. Vinek

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Based on data of n-butane conversion over HZSM5, different transition states are proposed for the Broensted acid catalyzed reactions of alkanes involving carbonium ions as intermediates. Hydrogen-deuterium exchange, dehydrogenation, and cracking are proposed to proceed via pentacoordinated carbonium ions that are stabilized by the zeolite lattice. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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