Isopropylation of benzene over EU-1 zeolite catalyst

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Abstract

The application of zeolite EU-1 in the isopropylation of benzene is described. The selectivity to cumene is maximum at lower space velocities and higher benzene-to-propene molar ratios. Use of isopropanol as an alkylating agent does not affect the selectivity. The catalytic activity is compared with that of H-ZSM-5 zeolite. The stable activity and higher di-isopropylbenzene (DIPB) formation over H-EU-1 catalyst can be explained on the basis of side-pockets. © 1991.

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Pradhan, A. R., Kotasthane, A. N., & Rao, B. S. (1991). Isopropylation of benzene over EU-1 zeolite catalyst. Applied Catalysis, 72(2), 311–319. https://doi.org/10.1016/0166-9834(91)85058-4

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