Selective conversion of polycyclic hydrocarbons to specialty chemicals over zeolite catalysts

C. Song

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A discussion on zeolite catalysis for producing organic chemicals from polycyclic hydrocarbons covers shape-selective alkylation of naphthalene into 2,6-dialkylnaphthalene; ring-shift isomerization of sym-octahydrophenanthrene into sym-octahydroanthracene; shape-selective alkylation of biphenyl into 4,4′dialkylbiphenyl; conformation isomerization of cis-decalin into trans-decalin; selective hydrogenation of naphthalene into either cis- or trans-decalin; regio-selective hydrogenation of heteroatom-containing aromatic compounds such as 1-naphthol; the products of such selective reactions, which are specialty chemicals, monomers of advanced polymer materials such as high-performance polyesters, advanced engineering plastics, and liquid crystalline polymers, or components of advanced thermally stable aviation jet fuels for high-Mach aircraft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages14
Specialist publicationCATTECH
StatePublished - Apr 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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