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Desulfurization of dibenzothiophene by chemical oxidation and solvent extraction with Me3NCH2C6H5Cl·2ZnCl2 ionic liquid

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Abstract

Desulfurization of dibenzothiophene (DBT) by a combination of both chemical oxidation and solvent extraction was investigated. Me3NCH2C6H5Cl·2ZnCl2 ionic liquid was prepared from cheap starting materials and used as extractant for oxidative desulfurization of DBT in n-octane. DBT in oil phase was extracted into ionic liquid phase and then oxidized to its corresponding sulfone by H2O2 and equal volume of acetic acid. The desulfurization yield of DBT in n-octane was 94% at 30 min under the conditions of H2O2/DBT molar ratio at 6 and V (ionic liquid) : V (n-octane) = 1 : 5, which was remarkably higher than that by mere extraction with ionic liquid (28.9%). The Me3NCH2C6H5Cl·2ZnCl2 ionic liquid could be recycled six times without a significant decrease in activity. Kinetics of oxidative desulfurization of DBT by H2O2 and acetic acid was first-order with an apparent rate constant of 0.0842 min−1 and half-time of 8.23 min.

Graphical abstract: Desulfurization of dibenzothiophene by chemical oxidation and solvent extraction with Me3NCH2C6H5Cl·2ZnCl2 ionic liquid

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The article was received on 05 Sep 2008, accepted on 12 Mar 2009 and first published on 01 Apr 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B815575E
Citation: Green Chem., 2009,11, 883-888

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    Desulfurization of dibenzothiophene by chemical oxidation and solvent extraction with Me3NCH2C6H5Cl·2ZnCl2 ionic liquid

    F. Li, R. Liu, Jin-hua Wen, D. Zhao, Z. Sun and Y. Liu, Green Chem., 2009, 11, 883
    DOI: 10.1039/B815575E

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