A perspective environmentally-benign one-pot approach to the synthesis of complicated amines by alcohol amination was investigated in this work by mathematical modeling using myrtenol, which represents a natural terpene alcohol, and aniline as model substrates. The reaction was studied in the presence of Au/ZrO2 catalyst in the temperature range 413-453 K under kinetic control. Mechanistic model taking into account catalyst deactivation was developed from a proposed reaction mechanism and corresponding kinetic equations were derived. Kinetic model was compared with experimental data through numerical data fitting showing good correspondence.
|Journal||Chemical Engineering Journal|
|Issue number||Special issue|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|