P-W-Wil-6 Hydrolysis of Guaiacol in High Temperature Water with Mineral Acid as a Catalyst

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Willis (Galt House Hotel)
Le Yang and Yongdan Li, Tianjin University, China.
Guaiacol is hydrolyzed in high temperature water with hydrochloric acid as a catalyst. Catechol is the main product with a high yield of 89% after 3 h. The pH value and gas atmosphere play important roles on the reaction. Besides, the kinetics are studied and a mechanism is proposed.

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