Intermolecular Proton Transfer from Formaldehyde Intermediate to Anisole in Noncatalytic Pyrolysis : Phenol Produced without Hydrolysis
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New reaction mechanism has been found for the pyrolysis of anisole according to the total product analysis based on the liquid- and gas-phase <SUP>1</SUP>H and <SUP>13</SUP>C NMR spectroscopy. Formaldehyde and benzene are produced in the first rate-determining step by the intramolecular proton transfer, and phenol, methane, and carbon monoxide in equal amounts successively through the fast intermolecular proton and hydride transfers from hot formaldehyde to anisole.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 35(12), 1334-1335, 2006-12-05
The Chemical Society of Japan