Synthesis of methyl isobutyl ketone over a multifunctional heterogeneous catalyst: effect of metal and base components on selectivity and activity

Jackson, S.D. , Urquart, S., Gamman, J.J. and Canning, A.S. (2006) Synthesis of methyl isobutyl ketone over a multifunctional heterogeneous catalyst: effect of metal and base components on selectivity and activity. In: Schmidt, S.R. (ed.) Catalysis of Organic Reactions. Series: Chemical Industries (115). CRC Press, pp. 67-76. ISBN 9780849375576 (doi:10.1201/9781420007794.ch9)

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Abstract

Four catalyst systems, Pd-KOH/silica, Pd-CsOH/silica, Ni-KOH/silica, and Ni-CsOH/silica, have been investigated for the conversion of acetone to MIBK. Nicke; catalysts were generally less selective, with MIBK being further hydrogenated to MIBC, and isophorone becoming a major product at high temperatures. KOH-based catalysts were found to be less active than their CsOH-based counterparts. The activation energy for MIBK production suggested that the rate determining step was within the base catalyzed part of the reaction sequence and this was supported by the product distributions.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jackson, Professor Samuel
Authors: Jackson, S.D., Urquart, S., Gamman, J.J., and Canning, A.S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Publisher:CRC Press
ISSN:2154-8161
ISBN:9780849375576

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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