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Title: Immobilization of aluminum chloride on MCM-41 as a new catalyst system for liquid-phase isopropylation of naphthalene
Authors: Zhao, X.S. 
Lu, M.G.Q.
Song, C.
Keywords: Aluminum chloride
Isopropylation of naphthalene
MCM-41
Silylation
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2003
Source: Zhao, X.S., Lu, M.G.Q., Song, C. (2003-01-02). Immobilization of aluminum chloride on MCM-41 as a new catalyst system for liquid-phase isopropylation of naphthalene. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 191 (1) : 67-74. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1381-1169(02)00366-7
Abstract: A great deal of effort has been made at searching for alternative catalysts to replace conventional Lewis acid catalyst aluminum trichloride (AlCl3). In this paper, immobilization of AlCl3 on mesoporous MCM-41 silica with and without modification was carried out. The catalytic properties of the immobilized catalyst systems for liquid-phase isopropylation of naphthalene were studied and compared with those of H/MCM-41 and H/mordenite. The structures of the surface-immobilized aluminum chloride catalysts were studied and identified by using solid-state magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), nitrogen adsorption, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques. The catalytic activity of the immobilized catalysts was found to be similar to that of acidic mordenite zeolite. A significant enhancement in the selectivity of 2,6-diisopropylnaphthalene (2,6-DIPN) was observed over the immobilized aluminum chloride catalysts. Immobilization of aluminum chloride on mesoporous silica coupled with surface silylation is a promising way of developing alternative catalyst system for liquid-phase Friedel-Crafts alkylation reactions. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/92040
ISSN: 13811169
DOI: 10.1016/S1381-1169(02)00366-7
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