Thermochemistry of ionic liquid-catalyzed reactions: Theoretical and experimental study of the Beckmann rearrangement-kinetic or thermodynamic control

Sergey P. Verevkin, Vladimir N. Emel'yanenko, Alexey V. Toktonov, Peter Goodrich, Christopher Hardacre

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    Abstract

    A thermodynamic analysis of the experimental conditions of the Beckmann rearrangement reaction of oximes into amides has been undertaken to examine whether the reaction is under thermodynamic or kinetic control. To answer this question, the thermodynamic properties of the typical Beckmann rearrangement reactions in the ideal gaseous states cyclohexanone oxime to caprolactam and 2-butanone oxime to N-methylpropanamides were studied by using the quantum mechanical method. Gibbs energy and equilibrium constants of the Beckmann rearrangement have been assessed in the gaseous and the liquid phases. Results of the thermodynamic analysis have shown that Beckmann rearrangements are kinetically controlled. Thus, a search for possible active ionic liquid based catalysts for the mild reaction conditions has been performed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9809-9816
    Number of pages8
    JournalInd.Eng.Chem.Res.
    Volume48
    Issue number22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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