CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN CIENCIAS APLICADAS "DR. JORGE J. RONCO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
2,3,5-Trimethylphenol oxidation over Co-based solid catalysts
CLARA SAUX; LUIS R. PIZZIO; LILIANA B. PIERELLA
APPLIED CATALYSIS A-GENERAL
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 2013 vol. 452 p. 17 - 17
2,3,5-Trimethylphenol (TMP) was oxidized with hydrogen peroxide employing cobalt based solid materials. K6[CoW12O40].6H2O (CoW12) was probed as selective catalyst for the oxidation obtaining better results when it was supported over ZSM- 5 zeolites (CoW12-ZSM-5). CoW12-ZSM-5 was found to be an efficient catalyst in the oxidation of TMP to 2,3,5-trimethylbenzoquinone (TMBQ) and 2,3,5-trimethylhydroquinone (TMHQ) under mild reaction conditions. Liquid phase reaction parameters were evaluated obtaining better results employing hydrogen peroxide as oxidant, with an oxidant/substrate molar ratio of 5, methanol as solvent and 60 ºC as reaction temperature. An apparent activation energy of 94.19 kJ/mol was obtained.