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Kinetics on cocondensation between phenol and urea through formaldehyde II.Author(s): Yasunori Yoshida; Bunichiro Tomita; Chung-Yun Hse
Source: Mokuzai Gakkaiski, Vol. 41(6): 555-560
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe chemical kinetics of the concurrent reactions of 2,4,6-trimethylolphenol with urea, where o- and p-methylol groups reacted simultaneously with urea, were analyzed on four kinds of catalysts: namely, sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, and oxalic acid. The results were summarized as follows:
(1) assuming that each reaction follows the second-order reaction, the reactivity ratio (K=ko/kp) of the o- to p-methylol group could be obtained from the kinetic plots of equation  within small errors.
The reactivity ratios were determined to be 0.066 to 0.075 by the least-square method for four kinds of acid catalysts.
(3) The reactivity ratio of the pseudo-first-order rate constants obtained by competitive cocondensations under the coexistence of o- and p-methylolphenols with a sulfuric acid catalyst was found to be almost identical with that obtained by the cocncurrent cocondensation of the trimethylolphenol.
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CitationYoshida, Yasunori; Tomita, Bunichiro; Hse, Chung-Yun. 1995. Kinetics on cocondensation between phenol and urea through formaldehyde II. Mokuzai Gakkaiski, Vol. 41(6): 555-560
Keywordscocondensation, urea, methylolphenol, 2, 4, 6-trimethylolphenol, kinetics, reactivity ratio, catalyst
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