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Robust acidic pseudo-ionic liquid catalyst with self-separation ability for esterification and acetalization

Yingxia Shi and Xuezheng Liang

Shaoxing University, Shaoxing, China



Abstract: The novel acidic pseudo-ionic liquid catalyst with self-separation ability has been synthesized through the quaternization of triphenylphosphine and the acidification with silicotungstic acid. The pseudo-IL showed high activities for the esterification with average conversions over 90%. The pseudo-IL showed even higher activities for acetalization than traditional sulfuric acid. The homogeneous catalytic process benefited the mass transfer efficiency. The pseudo-IL separated from the reaction mixture automatically after reactions, which was superior to other IL catalysts. The high catalytic activities, easy reusability and high stability were the key properties of the novel catalyst, which hold great potential for green chemical processes.

Keywords: Acidic pseudo-ionic liquid ; Self-separation ; Esterification ; Acetalization 

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DOI: 10.1007/s11696-019-00693-1


Chemical Papers 73 (6) 1413–1421 (2019)

Friday, October 18, 2019

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