Jackson, S.D., Canning, A.S., McLeod, E., and Parker, G.M. (2006) Strong base catalysts for fine chemical synthesis: relating reaction energetics to base strength. In: Tokyo Conference on Advanced Catalytic Science and Technology No5, 23-28 July 2006, Tokyo, Japan.
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The aldol condensation of acetone to mesityl oxide (MO) and its subsequent hydrogenation to methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) has been studied relative to the base strength measured by CO2 temperature programmed desorption (TPD). The activation energy for the hydrogenation to MIBK correlates to base strength of the catalysts. A mechanism has been proposed and an understanding of the CO2adsorption and TPD has also been developed.
|Item Type:||Conference Proceedings|
|Glasgow Author(s):||Jackson, Prof Samuel|
|Authors:||Jackson, S.D., Canning, A.S., McLeod, E., and Parker, G.M.|
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry|