• Sulphonated macroporous resin catalysts: Studies on the dehydration of 2-butanol

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      dehydration of butanol; macroporous resin catalysts; sulphonated resin catalysts

    • Abstract


      Sulphonated styrene-divinylbenzene resins with various cross-linking have been synthesized and the dehydration of 2-butanol has been studied on these acid catalysts. The pore structure of the resin controls the rate of dehydration. Thecis totrans ratio of the 2-butene formed indicate that the resin catalysts behave like aqueous solution of acids, i.e.dissociated protons are responsible for catalysis.

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      S P Sivanand1 R S Singh1 D K Chakrabarty1

      1. Solid State Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay - 400 076, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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