A Comparative Study on the Thermal and Microwave-assisted Direct Esterification of Phenyl-H-phosphinic Acid - Modeling the Rate Enhancing Effect of MWs

Author(s): Gyorgy Keglevich*, Nora Z. Kiss, Zoltan Mucsi

Journal Name: Current Physical Chemistry

Volume 6 , Issue 4 , 2016

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Background: The theoretical background of MW-assisted reactions is in the focus these days.

Objective and Method: We wished to model the distribution of local overheatings (OHs) mathematically, and the rate enhancing effect of the OHs utilizing the Arrhenius equation. The model reaction was the esterification of phenyl-H-phosphinic acid with 15-fold butanol at 160 °C.

Results: The results of the modelling and predictions matched the experimental data revealing the MWassited esterification to be 2.71 time faster than the thermal reaction.

Conclusion: Our explanation for the beneficial effect of MW irradiation assuming local OHs may be modelled well, and is in accord with experimental data.

Keywords: Phenyl-H-phosphinic acid, esterification, microwave, local overheating, modeling, arrhenius equation.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 15 May, 2017
Page: [307 - 311]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1877946806666161103142955

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