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Styrene Oxidation to Benzaldehyde by Polymer Anchored Wilkinson Complex

Yogish, K and Sastri, NVS (1988) Styrene Oxidation to Benzaldehyde by Polymer Anchored Wilkinson Complex. In: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 27 (12). pp. 2214-2217.

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Wilkinson complex, insolubilized by anchoring to polymeric Amberlite beads, had been used for the liquid-phase catalytic oxidation of styrene to benzaldehyde and formaldehyde in toluene medium. Styrene conversion was followed by measuring the oxygen volume in contact with the reaction mixture in a specially designed closed batch apparatus. Styrene conversion depended upon catalyst loading and distribution inside the porous beads, while temperature had little effect on it. The internal diffusional effects on the conversion process have been taken into onsideration by a mathematical model which allowed calculation of effectiveness factors for various catalyst loadings and corresponding catalyst distributions. The influence of external diffusion was separately determined by plotting initial rate versus catalyst loading. The proposed method can be readily extended to immobilized enzymes in porous matrices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Publisher: Amer Chemical Soc
Additional Information: Copyrights of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 08:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21702

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