Elevating carbonium ion chemistry in zeolite catalysis

Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury, Jorge Gascon

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In this issue of Chem Catalysis, Chen et al. explore—through the combination of ab initio molecular dynamics, 13C solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and in situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy—the catalytic relevance of “three-center-two-electron (3c-2e)” carbocations in the industrially relevant C4 isomerization process over zeolite ZSM-5.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100525
JournalChem Catalysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 16 2023

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-02-27
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, (grant no. 22050410276 to A.D.C.), a start-up research grant from Wuhan University (China), and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia).


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