Silica-supported zirconium hydrides exhibit high activity towards olefin isomerization under mild conditions. 1-Butene, 1-hexene, allylbenzene and methylenecyclohexane are each isomerized to their respective thermodynamic mixtures rapidly. Hydrogenation of 1-butene is also observed under H2, butene are lower than that of isomerization; catalyst lifetime is shorter for hydrogenation than for isomerization of olefins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Molecular Catalysis|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
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