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Understanding the role of designed solid acid sites in the low-temperature production of ϵ-Caprolactam

Potter, Matthew E., Chapman, Stephanie, O'Malley, Alexander, Levy, Alan, Carravetta, Marina, Mezza, Thomas M., Parker, Stewart F. and Raja, Robert 2017. Understanding the role of designed solid acid sites in the low-temperature production of ϵ-Caprolactam. ChemCatChem 9 (11) , pp. 1897-1900. 10.1002/cctc.201700516

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Modern society is placing increasing demands on commodity chemicals, driven by the ever-growing global population and the desire for improved standards of living. As the polymer industry grows, a sustainable route to ϵ-caprolactam, the precursor to the recyclable nylon-6 polymer, is becoming increasingly important. To this end, we have designed and characterized a recyclable SAPO catalyst using a range of characterization techniques, to achieve near quantitative yields of ϵ-caprolactam from cyclohexanone oxime. The catalytic process operates under significantly less energetically demanding conditions than other widely practiced industrial processes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Uncontrolled Keywords: beckmann rearrangement; aluminophosphates; heterogeneous catalysis; solid acid; sustainable chemistry
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1867-3880
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 4 April 2017
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 04:09

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