Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 63–69 | Cite as

Insight into the reaction mechanism of the conversion of methylbutynol on silica-alumina

  • Murad AlSawalha
  • Frank Roessner


The conversion of methylbutynol (MBOH) over commercially available silicaalumina solids was studied. The formation of 3-methyl-3-butene-2-one (MIPK) was explained in terms of the cooperative action of both Brönsted acidic and coordinatively unsaturated surface sites. With increasing silica content the number of defect sites decreases and well ordered silica-alumina is formed.


Methylbutynol conversion MIPK formation alumina silica 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Organic Materials DivisionIndustrial Chemistry Center, Royal Scientific SocietyAl-Jubaiha, AmmanJordan
  2. 2.Industrial Chemistry, Institute of Pure and Applied ChemistryCarl V. Ossietzky University OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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