Relatively long chain alkyl aromatic compounds are prepared by alkylating an alkylatable aromatic compound with a relatively long chain alkylating agent under alkylation reaction conditions in the presence of a layered material as an alkylation catalyst. The layered material contains titanate in the layers and oxide pillars separating the layers. The layers also contain vacancies and/or metals incorporated therein. The degree of alkylation is a function of the interplanar d-spacing of the pillared material, which is, in turn a function of the chain length of the swelling agent used to prepare the layered material.
* 4,600,503 Process for hydrotreating residual petroleum oil
* 4,831,005 Method for intercalating organic-swelled layered metal chalcogenide with a polymeric chalcogenide by plural treatments with polymeric chalcogenide precursor
* 4,831,006 Method for intercalating organic-swelled layered metal chalcogenide with polymer chalcogenide by treatment with organic, hydrolyzable, polymeric chalcogenide precursor wherein organic hydrolysis by-products are removed
* 4,912,277 Process for preparing long chain alkyl aromatic compounds
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