Biomass to value added chemicals: isomerisation of β-pinene oxide over supported ionic liquid catalysts (SILCAs) containing Lewis acids

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List of Authors: Eero Salminen, Luis Rujana, Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Pasi Virtanen, Tapio Salmi, Jyri-Pekka Mikkola
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Catalysis Today
Volume number: 257, Part 2
Start page: 318
End page: 321
eISSN: 0920-5861


The isomerisation of β-pinene oxide was studied over supported ionic liquid catalysts (SILCAs) consisting of Lewis acids in immobilized ionic liquid. SILCAs were demonstrated as efficient catalysts for the transformation of β-pinene oxide to myrtanal with the product distribution and activity being dependent on the nature of the ionic liquid and Lewis acid strength of catalytic species. With the catalyst ZnCl2/[N(3-OH-Pr)Py][NTf2]/ACC, the highest myrtanal molar yield obtained was 68%.

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