ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Silica sulfuric acid-catalyzed expeditious environment-friendly hydrolysis of carboxylic acid esters under microwave irradiation
Zheng Li, Jing Liu, Xue Gong, Xuerong Mao, Xiunan Sun, and Zhouxing Zhao
Gansu Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730070, China
Received: 10 March 2008 Revised: 25 April 2008 Accepted: 28 April 2008
Abstract: Silica sulfuric acid was found to be an efficient, recoverable, reusable and environment-friendly catalyst for the fast hydrolysis
of various carboxylic acid esters in high conversions and selectivities under microwave irradiation conditions. This protocol
has the advantages of no corrosion, no environmental pollution, high reaction rate, high yield, and simple work-up procedure.
Keywords: silica sulfuric acid - carboxylic acid ester - hydrolysis - microwave irradiation
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 62 (6) 630–634 (2008)