Catalysis Letters

, Volume 94, Issue 1, pp 45–47

Zirconium Phosphate with a High Surface Area as a Water-Tolerant Solid Acid

  • Yuichi Kamiya
  • Shoko Sakata
  • Yusuke Yoshinaga
  • Ryuichiro Ohnishi
  • Toshio Okuhara
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:CATL.0000019329.82828.e4

Cite this article as:
Kamiya, Y., Sakata, S., Yoshinaga, Y. et al. Catalysis Letters (2004) 94: 45. doi:10.1023/B:CATL.0000019329.82828.e4

Abstract

High surface area zirconium phosphate in an amorphous phase exhibits high activities for water-related reactions such as hydrolysis of ethyl acetate and esterification of acetic acid with ethanol. The zirconium phosphate is insoluble during the reaction, is recoverable by simple filtration, and can be reused at least five times without any treatment.

zirconium phosphate water-tolerant catalyst hydrolysis esterification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuichi Kamiya
    • 1
  • Shoko Sakata
    • 2
  • Yusuke Yoshinaga
    • 2
  • Ryuichiro Ohnishi
    • 1
  • Toshio Okuhara
    • 1
  1. 1.Japan Science and Technology CorporationKawaguchiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Environmental Earth ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan