Solvent-free “green” amidation of stearic acid for synthesis of biologically active alkylamides over iron supported heterogeneous catalysts

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List of Authors: Päivi Mäki-Arvela, Jeanne Zhu, Narendra Kumar, Kari Eränen, Atte Aho, Johan Linden, Jarno Salonen, Markus Peurla, Anton Mazur, Vladimir Matveev, Dmitry Yu. Murzin
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Applied Catalysis A: General
Journal acronym: Appl. Catal., A
Volume number: 542
Start page: 350
End page: 358
eISSN: 1873-3875


Abstract

Stearoyl ethanolamine was synthesized by amidation of stearic acid with ethanolamine in solventless conditions. Iron containing heterogeneous catalysts supported on SiO2, Al2O3, Beta (BEA), ZSM-12 (MTW) and Ferrierite (FER) were used in this work. Sn-modified Ferrierite and H-Ferrierite were also studied for comparison. Fe-modified catalysts synthesized using solid state ion-exchange and evaporation impregnation methods, were thoroughly characterized with X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscope, FTIR with pyridine, nitrogen adsorption, energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The highest conversion was obtained with Fe-H-FER-20 at 140 °C in 1 h giving 61% conversion and 98% selectivity towards the desired amide. The catalytic performance in terms of turnover frequency per mole of iron was achieved with the catalyst exhibiting the largest amount of Fe3+ species, optimum acidity and a relatively low Brønsted to Lewis acid site ratio.


Keywords

Heterogenous catalysis

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