The Effect of Acid Treatment on the Activity of Clay Supports for ZnCl 2 Alkylation Catalysts

C. N. Rhodes, M. Franks, G. M.B. Parkes, D. R. Brown

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Acid treatment of Ca2+ montmorillonite has been shown to increase significantly its effectiveness as a support for ZnCl2 Friedel-Crafts alkylation catalysts; optimum treatment conditions have been established and evidence is reported for a synergistic interaction between absorbed salt and acid-activated clay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-807
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes


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