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Carbon dioxide fixation method for electrosynthesis of benzoic acid from chlorobenzene

Abdul Jalil, Aishah and M. A., Hartini and S., Normala and A. M., Norhuda and M. H., N. Hanis and H. M., Razif and T., Sugeng (2007) Carbon dioxide fixation method for electrosynthesis of benzoic acid from chlorobenzene. Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, 16 (3). pp. 273-277. ISSN 1003-9953

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1003-9953(07)60059-0


Carbon dioxide fixation technique was developed as an alternative dechlorination method of chlorobenzenes. Electrolysis of chlorobenzene was carried out in a one-compartment cell fitted with an aluminium anode and a platinum cathode. Electrolysis in N, N-dimethylformamide (DMF) solution containing 0.1 M of tetrapropylammonium bromide (TPAB) at 0 °C, 100 ml/min of CO2 flow rate and 120 mA/cm2 of current density was found to be the optimum conditions of this electrocarboxylation, which gave 72% yield of benzoic acid from chlorobenzene. These conditions were then applied to 1,2-dichlorobenzene and 1,3-dichlorobenzene in order to convert them to their corresponding benzoic acids.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:benzoic acid; carbon dioxide; chlorobenzene; electrosynthesis; fixation method
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:8686
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:08 May 2009 03:16
Last Modified:08 Nov 2011 05:20

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