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Issue 5, 2015
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Polymer impregnated sulfonated carbon composite solid acid catalyst for alkylation of phenol with methyl-tert-butyl ether

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Abstract

A polymer impregnated sulfonated carbon composite solid acid (P–C–SO3H) catalyst was synthesized via sulfonation of a composite material formed through incomplete carbonization of hydrolyzed glucose supported on a polymer matrix (co-polymer of styrene and chloromethylstyrene i.e. Merrifield's peptide resin) and used for the alkylation of phenol using methyl-tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as an alkylating agent in a pressure reactor under autogenous pressure. The developed catalyst exhibited excellent catalytic activity and provided para-tert-butyl phenol (PTBP) exclusively with the added benefits of facile recovery and reusability for several runs without loss of catalytic activity.

Graphical abstract: Polymer impregnated sulfonated carbon composite solid acid catalyst for alkylation of phenol with methyl-tert-butyl ether

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Submitted
23 Sep 2014
Accepted
01 Dec 2014
First published
02 Dec 2014

RSC Adv., 2015,5, 3286-3290
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Polymer impregnated sulfonated carbon composite solid acid catalyst for alkylation of phenol with methyl-tert-butyl ether

P. K. Khatri, M. Manchanda, I. K. Ghosh and S. L. Jain, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 3286
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA11033A

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