Aerobic Liquid-Phase Oxidation of Para-tert-Butylcumene to Hydroperoxide
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The reaction of aerobic liquid-phase oxidation of para-tert-butylcumene (PTBC) in the presence of N-hydroxyphthalimide has been studied. It has been found that the selectivity for the tertiary hydroperoxide of PTBC is over 95–98% up to a hydrocarbon conversion of 35–50%. The reasonability of the use of this reaction in the process of joint production of PTBC and acetone is shown. The mechanism of the process is discussed.
Keywords:N-hydroxyphthalimide hydroperoxide oxidation para-tert-butylcumene para-tert-butylphenol
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