Catalytic alkylation of 2-naphthol with C1−C3 alcohols

Catalytic alkylation of 2-naphthol with C1−C3 alcohols The vapour phase alkylation of 2-naphthol with C1−C3 alcohols in the presence of an iron catalyst that contains Cr-, Si- and K-oxides was investigated. 2-Naphthol was methylated in a temperature range 520–645 K giving first 1-methyl-2-naphthol and then 1,3-dimethyl-2-naphthol with total selectivity of ortho-alkylation over 98%. In the cases of ethanol and n-propanol, derivatives of 2-naphthol alkylated in the 1-position were obtained with high yield and selectivity. The reactions were carried out in a continuous process at atmospheric pressure. Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Catalytic alkylation of 2-naphthol with C1−C3 alcohols

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Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
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