Chemo-bio catalyzed synthesis of R-1-phenylethyl acetate over bimetallic PdZn catalysts, lipase, and Ru/Al2O3. Part II

A. Kirilin, P. Mäki-Arvela, K. Kordas, A.-R. Leino, A. Shchukarev, D. Boström, J.-P. Mikkola, L. M. Kustov, T. O. Salmi, D. Yu Murzin

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Abstract

One-pot synthesis of R-1-phenyethylacetate at 70°C was investigated using three different catalysts simultaneously, namely a bimetallic PdZn/Al 2O3 as a hydrogenation catalyst, an immobilized lipase as an acylation catalyst and Ru/Al2O3 as a racemization catalyst. The most active bimetallic catalyst was PdZn/Al2O 3 calcined at 300°C and reduced at 400°C, whereas the most selective although less active catalyst was the one being calcined and reduced at 500°C. The highest selectivity to R-1-phenylethyl acetate over this catalyst was 32 at 48% conversion. Ru/Al2O3 was confirmed to have a positive effect on the formation of the desired product, although it was not very active in the racemization during one-pot synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalKinetics and Catalysis
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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