Catalysis Letters

, Volume 56, Issue 4, pp 241–243 | Cite as

Catalytic synthesis of N-alkylacrylamide from acrylonitrile and 1-adamantanol with a novel solid heteropoly compound

  • Hideho Matsuda
  • Toshio Okuhara


Catalytic synthesis of N-adamantylacrylamide from acrylonitrile and 1-adamantanol has been studied over various solid and liquid acids. Solid acids such as Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40, Amberlyst 15, Nafion, and Nafion–SiO2 composite gave yields higher than 97% at 373 K, and were superior in yield to liquid acids like p-toluenesulfonic acid, H3PW12O40, and H2SO4. It was further demonstrated that Cs2.5H0.5PW12O40 exhibited the highest catalytic performance for this reaction in the presence of excess water.

heteropoly compound acidic Cs salt of heteropoly acid N-alkylacrylamide acrylonitrile adamantanol solid acids liquid acids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideho Matsuda
    • 1
  • Toshio Okuhara
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Environmental Earth ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan E-mail:

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