Kinetics and Mechanism of Ethyl Acetate Production Using Eco-Benign Solid Catalyst
Obi Chidi* and Okoye Ifedi Peter
Physical Chemistry Unit, Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
- Corresponding Author:
- Obi Chidi
Physical Chemistry Unit, Department of Pure and
Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Science
University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 26, 2016; Accepted date: June 04, 2016; Published date: June 11, 2016
Citation: Chidi O, Peter OI (2016) Kinetics and Mechanism of Ethyl Acetate Production Using Eco-Benign Solid Catalyst. J Phys Chem Biophys 6:219. doi:10.4172/2161-0398.1000219
Copyright: © 2016 Chidi O, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The kinetics and mechanism of an eco-benign clay catalyst employed in the production of ethyl acetate was evaluated. The results obtained revealed that the conversion of acetic acid was dependent on the catalyst weight, reaction time and mole ratio. The maximum conversion of acetic acid was obtained for mole ratio (acid: alcohol) of 2:1 with optimum catalyst weight of 2.0g at a reaction temperature of 363K and 150 minutes time on-stream. Kinetic studies revealed that the esterification reaction was second-order and followed the single step Eley-Rideal reaction mechanism.