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ERIC Number: EJ838176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Zeolite 5A Catalyzed Etherification of Diphenylmethanol
Cooke, Jason; Henderson, Eric J.; Lightbody, Owen C.
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n5 p610-612 May 2009
An experiment for the synthetic undergraduate laboratory is described in which zeolite 5A catalyzes the room temperature dehydration of diphenylmethanol, (C[subscript 6]H[subscript 5])[subscript 2]CHOH, producing 1,1,1',1'-tetraphenyldimethyl ether, (C[subscript 6]H[subscript 5])[subscript 2]CHOCH(C[subscript 6]H[subscript 5])[subscript 2]. The reaction proceeds in good yield and purity, and the product is readily characterized by the conventional spectroscopic methods that are normally available to undergraduate students in synthetic chemistry laboratories. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A