A Mathematical Model for the Alkylation of Phenol with Octanol-1

Authors

  • Manoranjan Saha Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Md Kabir Hossain Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Md Ashaduzzaman Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Dipti Saha Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Shams Tania Afroza Islam Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • AM Sarwaruddin Chowdhury Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Kamruzzaman Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

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https://doi.org/10.3329/dujs.v60i1.10339

Abstract

A 3-factor 2-level Yates pattern experimental design was used to develop a mathematical model for the alkylation of phenol with octanol-1 in the presence of sulphuric acid. A set of trials was planned with two replicates and the centre point trial with 4 replicates. Main effects as well as two- and three- factor interaction effects were statistically significant. The highest experimental yield was 79.5%. The experimental settings were temperature, 160ºC; molar ratio of phenol to octanol-1, 10:1; amount of 94% sulphuric acid, 8% by wt. of phenol; addition time, 2h and stirring time, 2h. Adequacy of the suggested model was checked. The difference between the experimental and estimated yield was negligible.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/dujs.v60i1.10339  

Dhaka Univ. J. Sci. 60(1): 65-70 2012 (January)

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2012-04-14

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Saha, M., Hossain, M. K., Ashaduzzaman, M., Saha, D., Islam, S. T. A., Chowdhury, A. S., & Kamruzzaman, M. (2012). A Mathematical Model for the Alkylation of Phenol with Octanol-1. Dhaka University Journal of Science, 60(1), 65–70. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujs.v60i1.10339

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