Maity, Sudip (2011) Role of acidity for the production of carvacrol from carvone over sulfated zircona. Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, 18 (1). pp. 21-28. ISSN 0971-457X

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A simple and eco-friendly process for the isomerization of carvone to carvacrol in the presence of SO42-/ZrO2 catalyst has been described. The reaction is conducted without solvent at moderate temperature with reaction times of 1 to 2 h. In most istances, nearly quantitative yield of carvacrol is obtained without any be-products. The total acidity, different acid concentration, zirocona phases and crystallites size were co-related with the catalytic activity. Activation energy is found to be 11.317 kJ/mol using 8% SO42- ions modified zircona. The bulk and surface properties of the prepared catalysts are examined by X-ray powder diffraction, BET surface area and ammonia – TPD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catalytic activity, Carvone isomerization, Sulfated zircona, XRD, Ammonia - TPD, Kinetic study
Subjects: Chemicals and Liquid Fuels
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2012 05:10

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