Catalysis Letters

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 127–133

Ketones from carboxylic acids over supported magnesium oxide and related catalysts

  • Shigeru Sugiyama
  • Kiyozumi Sato
  • Seiji Yamasaki
  • Katsuhiro Kawashiro
  • Hiromu Hayashi
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00764227

Cite this article as:
Sugiyama, S., Sato, K., Yamasaki, S. et al. Catal Lett (1992) 14: 127. doi:10.1007/BF00764227

Abstract

Silica-supported alkaline earth oxides revealed excellent activity to convert acetic acid selectively into acetone in a vapor-phase fixed-bed flow system. Acetone was obtained through the cyclic formation of alkaline earth acetate followed by decomposition. Magnesium oxide should be supported on the silica surface without formation of magnesium silicate, which was inactive for the present reaction. Attempted syntheses of benzophenone and acetophenone are also described.

Keywords

Alkaline earth carboxylates ketones supported magnesia 

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© J.C. Baltzer A.G. Scientific Publishing Company 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeru Sugiyama
    • 1
  • Kiyozumi Sato
    • 1
  • Seiji Yamasaki
    • 2
    • 1
  • Katsuhiro Kawashiro
    • 1
  • Hiromu Hayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Science and TechnologyThe University of TokushimaTokushimaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Research LaboratoriesKao CorporationTokyoJapan

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