Original Paper

Monatshefte für Chemie - Chemical Monthly

, Volume 144, Issue 2, pp 155-162

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

  • Tomáš WeidlichAffiliated withFaculty of Chemical Technology, Institute of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Pardubice Email author 
  • , Anna KrejčováAffiliated withFaculty of Chemical Technology, Institute of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Pardubice
  • , Lubomír ProkešAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

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Abstract

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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Keywords

Aluminium Al-alloy Metals NMR spectroscopy