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Current Catalysis
ISSN (Print): 2211-5447
ISSN (Online): 2211-5455
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DOI: 10.2174/2211544703666140530205032      Price:  $95

Kinetics of Hydroarylation of P-Cresol with Styrene using Montmorillonite K-10 as a Heterogeneous Catalyst

Author(s): Satish R. Lanke and Bhalchandra M. Bhanage
This work reports environmentally benign route for the hydroarylation of styrene with p-cresol for the synthesis of 4-methyl-2-(1-phenylethyl)phenol. The Montmorillonite K-10 was found to be stable, active, economical and recyclable catalyst for the hydroarylation reaction. The catalyst is characterized with various techniques like XRD, SEM, EDAX, BET surface area, TPD-TPR and TGA. Effect of various reaction parameters like speed of agitation, catalyst loading, mole ratio and temperature were investigated. Furthermore, a second order rate equation is developed to describe the reaction kinetics, which was validated with experimental results. The activation energy was found to be 45.48 kcal/mol.
Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, N. Parekh Marg, Matunga, Mumbai-400 019, India.