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Title: Unusual catalytic activity of iron containing mesoporous materials for synthesis of diphenylmethane
Authors: Kanchamreddy, Raveendranath Reddy
Mutyala, Suresh
Kantam, M Lakshmi
Srinivasu, Pavuluri
Keywords: Catalysts;Mesoporous catalysts;Alkylation;Friedel-Crafts alkylation;Benzylation;Aromatics;Ferrosilicates;Diphenylmethane
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Mesoporous ferrosilicates with various Si/Fe mole ratios have been prepared for the Friedel-Crafts alkylation reaction to synthesize diphenylmethane selectively under solvent-free reaction conditions. Mesoporous ferrosilicates (PS-1) have high BET specific surface area (ca. 1050 m2 g-1) and ordered pore structure. The incorporation of iron into the framework of mesoporous silica is characterized and confirmed by various techniques such as XRD, N2-sorption and FTIR. The nitrogen sorption results show that the sample with Si/Fe mole ratio of 46 possesses improved textural properties as compared with 91 and 125 mole ratios. The catalytic activity of PS-1 catalysts has been tested in the Friedel-Crafts alkylation of aromatic compound for the selective synthesis of diphenylmethane. The results of the alkylation reaction indicate that the PS-1(46) catalyst shows higher activity as compare to other mesoporous ferrosilicates prepared under similar experimental conditions.
Page(s): 576-579
ISSN: 0975-0975(Online); 0376-4710(Print)
Appears in Collections:IJC-A Vol.53A(04-05) [April-May 2014]

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