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ERIC Number: EJ770959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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