, Volume 144, Issue 2, pp 155-162
Date: 13 Nov 2012

Hydrodebromination of 2,4,6-tribromophenol in aqueous solution using Devarda’s alloy


The effectiveness of application of aluminium and its alloys and mixtures with copper was studied for complete hydrodebromination of 2,4,6-tribromophenol to phenol in aqueous NaOH solution at room temperature. Dissolved metals were removed using precipitation and subsequent filtration.

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