TRANSFORMATION OF THE MESITYL OXIDE

BY HYDROGEN TRANSFER ON SOLID CATALYSTS

 

M. Berkani1*, M. Mbarki2, A. Oussama1, J. L. Lemberton3

1 Laboraratory of spectrochemistry and environment, University Sultan Moulay Slimane,

Faculty of  Science and Technologies, Beni Mellal, Morocco

2 Transdisciplinary Team of Analytical Science for Sustainable Development, University Sultan Moulay Slimane,

Faculty of  Science and Technologies, Beni Mellal, Morocco

3 Laboratory of catalysis in organic chemistry, UA CNRS 350 ,UFR Sciences Poitiers, France

* Corresponding author. E-mail:  m.berkani@gmx.fr

Received: 09 January 2013; revised version accepted: 29 September 2013

 

Abstract

     The purpose of this work is to use an alcohol (the cyclopentanol) as a source of hydrogen which represents several advantages: Simplicity of implementation, lesser risk, low price of alcohols and especially catalysts: Indeed, the reactions of hydrogen   transfer has to leave an alcohol occur in the presence of simple basic solid catalysts, what allows to avoid the use of platinium or of palladium. Finally, in the case of the reduction of the molecules presenting several functional groupings, such as unsaturated ketones as the mesityl oxide hence forth MO, we can estimate different selectivities from those obtained by metallic catalysts.

 

Keywords: Hydrogen-transfer; Cyclopentanol; Solid catalyst; Mesityl oxide.

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