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An improved process is disclosed for the conversion of hydrocarbons, using a catalyst comprising a non-zeolitic molecular sieve which has been activity-moderated by controlled carbon deposition. It is of particular interest in skeletal isomerization to increase the proportion of olefins containing tertiary carbons in the product with low formation of undesirable by-products. Controlled carbon deposition increases selectivity to the desired olefin isomers. Product olefins may be further processed to obtain ethers, which enjoy high current interest as components for reformulated gasoline.