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A Brief Review of Para-xylene Oxidation to Terephthalic Acid As a Model of Primary C-H bond Activation

Nor Aqilah, Mohd Fadzil and Mohd Hasbi, Ab. Rahim and Gaanty Pragas, Maniam (2014) A Brief Review of Para-xylene Oxidation to Terephthalic Acid As a Model of Primary C-H bond Activation. Chinese Journal of Catalysis , 35 (10). pp. 1641-1652. ISSN 0253-9837

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The oxidation of para-xylene to terephthalic acid has been commercialised as the AMOCO process (Co/Mn/Br) that uses a homogeneous catalyst of cobalt and manganese together with a corrosive bromide compound as a promoter. This process is conducted in acidic medium at a high temperature (175–225°C). Concerns over environmental and safety issues have driven studies to find milder oxidation reactions of para-xylene. This review discussed past and current progress in the oxidation of para-xylene process. The discussion concentrates on the approach of green chemistry including (1)using heterogeneous catalysts with promising high selectivity and mild reaction condition, (2) application of carbon dioxide as a co‐oxidant, and (3) application of alternative promoters. The optimisation of para-xylene oxidation was also outlined.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexes in Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heterogeneous catalyst; Optimisation; Oxidation; para-xylene; Promoter; Terephthalic acid
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 07:37
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 07:20
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