Formation of Tetramethylethylene Radical Cations after Pentane Adsorption on Sulfated Zirconia
, E-ISSN: 1572-879X
||ESR, Pentane, Radical cations, Sulfated zirconia, Tetramethylethylene
Bedilo Alexander F.
Timoshok Alina V.
Volodin Alexander M.
Boreskov Institute of Catalysis
Tetramethylethylene radical cations have been registered by ESR after pentane adsorption on sulfated zirconia. The radical cations proved to be not stable in the presence of oxygen, only molecular oxygen radical anions being registered. Tetramethylethylene formation and pentane disproportionation are shown to occur under illumination within the same spectral region proving that the former is formed as a by-product of pentane transformations.