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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