|1. A process for aromatizing hydrocarbons comprising:
converting at least a portion of highly branched hydrocarbons in a feed stream into selectively convertible components by
contacting the feed stream with an isomerization catalyst in an isomerization reactor system under isomerization reaction
conditions and isomerizing the portion of the highly branched hydrocarbons in the feed stream into the selectively convertible
aromatizing the selectively convertible components to produce an aromatization reactor effluent, wherein the aromatization
reactor effluent comprises an aromatic product, wherein the isomerization catalyst comprises a β zeolite and wherein the highly
branched hydrocarbons comprise hydrocarbons having six or seven carbon atoms with an internal quaternary carbon or hydrocarbons
having six carbon atoms and two adjacent internal tertiary carbons, or mixtures thereof.