Catalysis Letters

, Volume 119, Issue 1–2, pp 179–184 | Cite as

Selective Synthesis of 1-butene through Positional Isomerisation of 2-butene over Mesoporous Silica MCM-41

  • Jong-Ki Jeon
  • Heejin Lee
  • Jin-Heong Yim
  • Yong Seung Kim
  • Seong Jun Lee
  • Young-Kwon Park
  • Jeong Kuk Shon
  • Ji Man Kim


A highly selective and active catalyst for the positional isomerisation of 2-butene into 1-butene has been developed by using a mesoporous silica, MCM-41. The yields of 1-butene as well as total conversion decrease when aluminium or lanthanum was added to the MCM-41 even though the amounts of acid sites increase. FT-IR spectra proved that the H site due to the silanol group may act as an active site for the positional isomerisation of 2-butene to 1-butene.


Positional isomerisation Butene MCM-41 



This work was supported by Energy Technology R&D Grant of the Korea Energy Management Cooperation (2005-E-ID11-P-02-3-020).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong-Ki Jeon
    • 1
  • Heejin Lee
    • 1
  • Jin-Heong Yim
    • 2
  • Yong Seung Kim
    • 3
  • Seong Jun Lee
    • 3
  • Young-Kwon Park
    • 4
  • Jeong Kuk Shon
    • 5
    • 6
  • Ji Man Kim
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKongju National UniversityGongjuKorea
  2. 2.Division of Advanced Materials EngineeringKongju National UniversityGongjuKorea
  3. 3.Chemicals R&D CenterSK CorporationYuseong-gu, DaejeonKorea
  4. 4.Faculty of Environmental EngineeringUniversity of SeoulDongdaemun-Gu, SeoulKorea
  5. 5.Department of ChemistrySungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea
  6. 6.SKKU Advanced Institute of NanotechnologySungkyunkwan UniversitySuwonKorea

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