One-step dehydration and isomerisation of n-butanol to iso-butene over zeolite catalysts

Dazhi Zhang, Rashid Al-Hajri, Sami A I Barri, David Chadwick

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The efficient one-step conversion of n-butanol to iso-butene over zeolite catalysts by combined dehydration and isomerisation has been demonstrated. The medium pore-size unidirectional channel zeolites Theta-1 and ZSM-23 show high conversion and stable selectivity to iso-butene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4088-4090
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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