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Selective dibenzoylation of biphenyl to 4,4-dibenzoylbiphenyl over H-Al-MCM-41
Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis (2004)
  • Rino Rakhmata Mukti, University Technology Malaysia
  • Hadi Nur, University Technology Malaysia
  • Salasiah Endud, University Technology Malaysia
  • Halimaton Hamdan, University Technology Malaysia
Abstract

Dibenzoylation of benzoyl chloride in the presence of mesoporous H-Al-MCM-41 forms the biphenyl 4,4-dibenzoylbiphenyl (DB) with 100% selectivity. 27Al MAS NMR, pyridine adsorption and XRD data reveal that both Brønsted and Lewis acidities play a role in the production of DB and the catalytic activity is dependent on the structure of the mesoporous H-Al-MCM-41.

Keywords
  • H-Al-MCM-41,
  • dibenzoylation,
  • acidity,
  • 4,
  • 4`-dibenzoylbiphenyl
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Publication Date
July, 2004
Citation Information
Rino Rakhmata Mukti, Hadi Nur, Salasiah Endud and Halimaton Hamdan. "Selective dibenzoylation of biphenyl to 4,4-dibenzoylbiphenyl over H-Al-MCM-41" Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis Vol. 154 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hadi_nur/21/