Synthesis of p-isopropenylphenol in high-temperature water

Shawn E. Hunter, Claire A. Felczak, Phillip E. Savage

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The synthesis of p-isopropenylphenol (IPP) from bisphenol A (BPA) cleavage typically requires an alkaline catalyst and results in a mixture of IPP oligomers. Using high-temperature (200-350°C) liquid water (HTW) as the reaction medium, we synthesized IPP from BPA without catalyst and without oligomerization. IPP and phenol are primary products from BPA cleavage, whereas acetone forms from IPP hydrolysis as a secondary product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution


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