Continuous catalyst-free aromatization of γ-terpinene using air as an oxidant

Martta Asikainen (Corresponding Author), Olli Jauhiainen, Olli Aaltonen, Ali Harlin

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    Abstract

    The dehydrogenation of γ-terpinene was studied under catalyst- and solvent-free reaction conditions using air as an oxidant. The dehydrogenation affords p-cymene in good yields in a continuous flow reaction setup. The initial optimization of the reaction parameters showed that the dehydrogenation is highly dependent on the vapour/liquid phase equilibrium and the availability of oxygen in the vapour phase.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3230-3235
    Number of pages5
    JournalGreen Chemistry
    Volume15
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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