Bisphenol E decomposition in high-temperature water

Phillip E. Savage, Shawn E. Hunter, Katherine L. Hoffee, Theresa J. Schuelke, Matthew J. Smith

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Bisphenol E decomposes in high-temperature liquid water to form 4-vinylphenol plus phenol as primary products. 4-Vinylphenol can react further to form 4-ethylphenol and, presumably, vinylphenol oligomers. Phenol is always the major product within the parameter space (250-350°C) explored experimentally. The decomposition, which follows global first-order kinetics, is essentially complete at 350°C after 60 min. We developed a quantitative kinetics model that provides a faithful correlation of the effects of temperature and reaction time on the yields of unreacted bisphenol E and the reaction products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7775-7780
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 8 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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