H-beta zeolite catalysed synthesis of N-benzylbenzamide from benzonitrile and benzyl alcohol

Bajaj, Hari C; Gosai, Kalpeshgiri ; Bhatt, Adarsh S; Belani,, Mihir ; Somani, Rajesh S

Abstract

Amides have been synthesized from the reaction of alcohols with various nitriles using a heterogeneous H-beta zeolite catalyst with 91% isolated yield. The H-beta zeolite can be easily separable and recycled several times without considerable loss of its catalytic activity. The scale up trial on 1 g (benzyl alcohol) batch is reported under the optimized reaction condition.

Keyword(s)

Catalysts, Heterogeneous catalyst, H-beta zeolite, Ritter reaction, Amides

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