Template-free synthesis of highly selective amorphous aluminosilicate catalyst for toluene alkylation

Sreenivasulu Peta, Tao Zhang, Viktor Dubovoy, Katherine Koh, Maocong Hu, Xianqin Wang, Teddy Asefa

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In this paper, we report a simple template-free synthetic method that produces amorphous, nanoporous aluminosilicate and highly selective catalyst for toluene alkylation. The structure and composition of the material and its corresponding control material are characterized by various techniques. The material shows excellent catalytic selectivity for alkylation of toluene by tert-butyl alcohol in temperatures between 50–150 °C under atmospheric pressure, producing exclusively 4-tert-butlytoluene (ca. 99%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-159
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Catalysis A: General
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2018



  • 4-Tert-butlytoluene
  • Alkylation reaction
  • Aluminosilicate
  • Selective catalyst
  • Toluene alkylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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