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Versatile Boiler Ash Containing Potassium Silicate for the Synthesis of Organic Carbonates

Vidhyaa, Paroo Indran and Anisah Sajidah, Haji Saud and Gaanty Pragas, Maniam and M. M., Yusoff and Yun Hin , Taufiq-Yap and Mohd Hasbi, Ab. Rahim (2016) Versatile Boiler Ash Containing Potassium Silicate for the Synthesis of Organic Carbonates. RSC Advances, 6 (41). pp. 34877-34884. ISSN 2046-2069

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In this study, boiler ash containing potassium silicate (BA 900) and potassium silicate (K2SiO3) were proven to be feasible Lewis acid catalysts for the synthesis of different organic carbonates (glycerol carbonate, ethylene carbonate, and propylene carbonate) from different polyol (glycerol, ethylene glycol, and propylene glycol) feedstocks. In addition, the developed catalytic reaction has the ability to produce propylene carbonate at milder reaction temperatures. BA 900 and K2SiO3 were reusable for three consecutive reaction cycles without the loss of activity. The reusable characteristics of catalysts were confirmed through several characterisation techniques, i.e. XRD, FTIR, XRF, N2 physisorption, FESEM-EDX, and Hammett test. All organic carbonates synthesised had a similar synthetic mechanistic pathway, which involved decomposition of intermediate carbamates into their respective carbonates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 08:24
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2020 03:45
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