Strong base catalysts for fine chemical synthesis: relating reaction energetics to base strength

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, Tokyo, Japan, 23-28 July 2006, pp. 401-404.

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Abstract

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
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jackson, Professor Samuel
Authors: Jackson, S.D., Canning, A.S., McLeod, E., and Parker, G.M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
370201A New Route to Polyhydric AlcoholsSamuel JacksonEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)GR/S79343/01Chemistry