P-Tu-Wil-19 Synthesis of Menthol from Citral over Mechanical Mixtures of Ni/SiO2 and Sulfated Zirconia

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Willis (Galt House Hotel)
Cesar A. Barrales and Tomás Viveros, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico.
Synthesis of menthol from citral was carried out on mechanical mixtures of Ni/SiO2-sulfated zirconia in liquid phase. The results show high selectivity towards menthol estereoisomers and high selectivity towards (±)-menthol enantiomers mixture.

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