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J Phys Chem B. 2005 Jun 2;109(21):10969-72.

An ethoxy intermediate in ethanol dehydration on Brønsted acid sites in zeolite.

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  • 1Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku Yokohama 226-8503, Japan.


Acid-catalyzed ethanol dehydration on zeolite is shown to proceed via a covalent ethoxy group (C2H5O) as a stable intermediate, which was directly observed by IR spectroscopy.

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