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Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol in Liquid Phase Catalyzed by Oxides of Nickel

Ilyas, M. and Saeed, M. (2009) Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol in Liquid Phase Catalyzed by Oxides of Nickel. JOURNAL OF THE CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF PAKISTAN, 31 (4). pp. 526-533. ISSN 0253-5106

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Abstract

The oxidation of benzyl alcohol in liquid phase catalyzed by nano sized nickel hydroxide and nickel oxide using water and toluene as solvent was studied. Benzaldehyde and benzoic acid were identified as the reaction products in alkaline aqueous medium, but with the toluene as a solvent benzaldehyde was the only product. Influence of different reaction parameters (speed of agitation, reaction period, flow of molecular oxygen and temperature) on the reaction performance was studied. Temkin adsorption model was found to be the best fit to experimental data. The reaction was found to be heterogeneous in nature in which catalyst can easily be separated from the reaction mixture by centrifugation.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:7739
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:16 Nov 2009 09:40
Last Modified:16 Nov 2009 09:40

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