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Q: Alkoxylation of phenol ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Alkoxylation of phenol
Category: Science > Chemistry
Asked by: mengseng-ga
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Posted: 06 Apr 2006 08:55 PDT
Expires: 17 Apr 2006 01:40 PDT
Question ID: 716141
How to set up the experiment for alkoxylating the phenol with ethylene
oxide in laboratory scale?
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Subject: Re: Alkoxylation of phenol
From: eugene123-ga on 06 Apr 2006 12:06 PDT
That doesn't sound like a great reaction.  Is there a reference for that?
Subject: Re: Alkoxylation of phenol
From: mengseng-ga on 10 Apr 2006 02:01 PDT
Subject: Re: Alkoxylation of phenol
From: eugene123-ga on 10 Apr 2006 19:16 PDT
Well, that reaction definitely should not be performed by a novice. 
Also, it sounds technically challenging.  I'd say get some help in
person from a trained organic chemist.  Which phenol do you want to
alkoxylate?  Ethylene oxide doesn't sound fun to handle.  It's a
flammable gas.  I wouldn't do this in the lab myself, and I have quite
a bit of experience.  Can't you find some other way to make the
compound you want?  What is that compound, anyways?
Subject: Re: Alkoxylation of phenol
From: mengseng-ga on 12 Apr 2006 20:44 PDT
Thanks for your concern. 
Actually, i would like to produce alkoxylated phenol, such as phenol
with n mole(EO/PO). The phenol I aimed is pure phenol. I just to make
sure if the alkoxylation can be carried out in the lab.
After that, I will run the sulfonation of alpha olefin(C14/16) to get
olefin sulfonic acid.
Then I will use the olefin sulfonic acid to akylate and sulfonate the
alkoxylated phenol.
The final product is alkoxylated alkylphenol sulfonic acid.
Subject: Re: Alkoxylation of phenol
From: eugene123-ga on 14 Apr 2006 16:44 PDT
I'm sorry, I don't understand your terminology.  Can you use proper
IUPAC names?  At any rate, I do not recommend this procedure.  Also, I
don't understand what you mean by "sulfonation of alpha olefin".  That
doesn't make any sense at all.

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