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Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Resorcinol Over Mesoporous Alumina Loaded with Sulfuric Acid
International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering (2010)
  • Sheela Chandren, University Technology Malaysia
  • Zainab Ramli, University Technology Malaysia
  • Hadi Nur, University Technology Malaysia
Abstract

Mesoporous alumina which contains only Lewis acidity was synthesized by sol-gel method and was then impregnated with sulfuric acid to generate Brönsted acidity. The catalyst was used in Friedel-Crafts alkylation of resorcinol with methyl tert-butyl ether to produce 4-tert-butylresorcinol and 4,6-di-tert-butylresor- cinol as the major and minor products respectively. It was demonstrated that Lewis and Brönsted acidities play a synergetic role in this reaction.

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2010
Citation Information
Sheela Chandren, Zainab Ramli and Hadi Nur. "Friedel-Crafts Alkylation of Resorcinol Over Mesoporous Alumina Loaded with Sulfuric Acid" International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering Vol. 8 Iss. A40 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hadi_nur/49/