Catalysis by Hydrotalcite in Liquid-phase Organic Reactions

Y. Ono, E. Suzuki, M. Okamoto

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The interlayer Cl anions in a synthetic hydrotalcite-like material, Mg6Al2(OH)16Cl2.4H2O, were found to react with organic bromides in a non-polar solvent of toluene, almost all chloride ions in the interlayer space appearing in the liquid phase as the corresponding organic chlorides. The hydrotalcite-like material was found to catalyze organic reactions in which the interlayer Cl anions play the role of catalyst. Thus, the material catalyzed the halide-exchange reactions between alkyl halides in toluene and the disproportionation of trimethoxysilane to give silane and tetramethoxysilane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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