Transetherification of guaiacol to 0-ehtoxyphenol with gamma Al2O3 as a catalyst in supercritical ethanol

Le Yang, Kulathuiyer Seshan, Y. Li

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Abstract

The production of chemicals from lignin and lignin depolymerisation products is a promising alternative route to replace fossil fuels. Transetherification of guaiacol, a lignin derived model compound, to o-ethoxyphenol with γ-Al2O3 as the catalyst in supercritical ethanol has been investigated. The best reaction condition is 280 °C for 3 h, giving a yield of 42% with a selectivity of 86%. A reaction pathway is also proposed. Besides, this work provides an example for producing a longer chain ether from a short chain ether.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis communications
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2013

Keywords

  • IR-82574
  • METIS-290707

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