Seminar: In situ FT-IR studies on formation of H-bonded alcohol adducts and their role in the mechanism of cyclopentanol etherification

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Mechanistic studies play a key role of understanding how specified reaction conditions and/or properties of the catalyst itself can be tuned to optimize catalyst activity and selectivity towards desired product of particular reaction. The presentation will focus on FT-IR qualitative analysis of H-bonded methanol/cyclopentanol adducts formed by interaction with acid sites (more/less accessible for the substrate) located in MFI zeolites and their  role in the mechanism of cyclopentanol etherification.