Zeolite as a reagent and as a catalyst: Reduction and isomerization of alkenes by Ca Y

K. Pitchumani, Abraham Joy, Nicolette Prevost, V. Ramamurthy

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Depending on the number of Brønsted acid sites present, Ca Y can act either as a reagent and reduce stilbenes to 1,2-diarylethanes or act as a catalyst and isomerize cis-stilbenes to the more stable trans form; Lewis acid sites generated by the activation process yield radical cations from stilbenes but these do not yield any stable products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-128
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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