Catalysis Letters

, Volume 148, Issue 2, pp 725–731 | Cite as

Synthesis of Terpineol from α-Pinene Using Low-Price Acid Catalyst

  • Tirto Prakoso
  • Jonathan Hanley
  • Mellisa Nathania Soebianta
  • Tatang Hernas Soerawidjaja
  • Antonius Indarto
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Abstract

This study aims to produce terpineol from α-pinene by direct one-stage hydration reaction mechanism. The study was focused to investigate the influence of organic acids and mixture acid catalyst between organic acid and phosphoric acid. Based on the experimental results and depending on the acid strength and affinity of catalyst to the carbocation mechanism, p-toluensulfonic acid was shown to have a better result compared to acetic and formic acid. The presence of phosphoric acid could boost the performance of acetic acid in term of acidity strength that increased the conversion of the reaction. The highest yield of terpineol from α-pinene in this hydration reaction in this study was 53.5 wt% using mixed phosphoric and acetic acid.

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Keywords

α-Pinene Terpineol One-stage reaction Hydration Acid catalyst 

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Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge a generous funding from the Program Penelitian, Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat, dan Inovasi (P3MI-2017) Kelompok Keahlian ITB 2017. Part of this research was also funded by 2018 KIST School Partnership Project of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). The author would like to thank Perhutani Pine Chemical Industry (PPCI), Pemalang, Indonesia for the research support.

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All contributing authors certify that they have NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial or non-financial interest in the subject matter contained in this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentInstitut Teknologi BandungBandungIndonesia
  2. 2.Bioenergy and Chemurgy Engineering DepartmentInstitut Teknologi BandungKabupaten SumedangIndonesia

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