ERIC Number: EJ770959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
A Green Alternative to Aluminum Chloride Alkylation of Xylene
Sereda, Grigoriy A.; Rajpara, Vikul B.
Journal of Chemical Education, v84 n4 p692 Apr 2007
An acutely less toxic 2-bromobutane is used to develop a simple graphite-promoted procedure of alkylation of p-xylene. It is further demonstrated that aluminum chloride is not required, the need for aqueous workup is eliminated, waste solutions are not produced and the multiple use of the catalyst is allowed.
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Experiments, Hands on Science, College Science, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Hazardous Materials
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