how to convert benzene into cumene..??

Asked by  | 21st Feb, 2009, 01:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Benzene and propylene are compressed together to a pressure of 30 standard atmospheres at 250 °C (482° F) in presence of a catalytic Lewis acid. Phosphoric acid is often favored over aluminium halides. Cumene is formed in the gas-phase Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzene by propylene:

Answered by  | 22nd Feb, 2009, 02:30: AM

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