Developments in advanced polymer materials and specialty chemicals, which present new opportunities for catalytic research on selective conversion of polycyclic compounds, could be obtained from coal-derived liquids and some refinery steams. A review of the recent studies on synthesis of value-added organic chemicals from 2-ring and 3-ring PAH by selective conversion over certain 12-MR or 10-MR zeolite catalysts or zeolite-supported metal catalysts covers the ring-shift isomerization of phenanthrene derivatives to anthracene derivatives; shape-selective alkylation of naphthalene for synthesizing 2,6-dialkylnaphthalene; shape-selective alkylation of biphenyl for synthesizing 4,4 - dialkylbiphenyl; conformational isomerization of cis-decahydronaphthalene into trans-decahydronaphthalene; shape-selective hydrogenation of naphthalene into either cis- or trans-decalin; and regio-selective hydrogenation of 1-naphthol and quinoline for synthesizing specialty fuel additives.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, Preprints|
|State||Published - Mar 1 2002|
|Event||224th ACS National Meeting - Orlando, FL, United States|
Duration: Apr 7 2002 → Apr 11 2002
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