Hydrogenation of Methyl Dodecanoate Using Copper Chromite

분산액에서의 Copper Chromite 합성 및 Methyl Dodecanoate의 수소화반응

  • Kang, Ho-Cheol (Green Chemical Technologies, Industrial Biotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Hoon (Green Chemical Technologies, Industrial Biotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology) ;
  • Park, Jong-Mok (Green Chemical Technologies, Industrial Biotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Pyo (Department of Fine Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Byung Min (Green Chemical Technologies, Industrial Biotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)
  • 강호철 (한국화학연구원 그린화학연구단 산업바이오화학연구센터) ;
  • 이상훈 (한국화학연구원 그린화학연구단 산업바이오화학연구센터) ;
  • 박종목 (한국화학연구원 그린화학연구단 산업바이오화학연구센터) ;
  • 김동표 (충남대학교 공과대학 바이오응용화학과) ;
  • 이병민 (한국화학연구원 그린화학연구단 산업바이오화학연구센터)
  • Received : 2009.01.19
  • Accepted : 2009.02.10
  • Published : 2009.04.10

Abstract

The hydrogenation reaction of methyl dodecanoate for the synthesis of 1-dodecanol has been carried out in the presence of a copper chromite catalyst. The catalysts were synthesized by ceramic method, co-precipitation, and improved co-precipitation method and the particles were characterized by SEM and XRD. Also, the products of the reaction were assigned by GC, GC/MSD and NMR. The particles synthesized by each method showed (1) a spherical shape with the size of 3.2 to $7.0{\mu}m$, (2) an agglomerated spherical shape with the size of 50 to 500 nm and (3) a spherical shape with smaller particle size, respectively. Especially, in order to control the size of particles, the particles were synthesized in various dispersant solutions as Span 80, polyacrylate, and polyethyleneglycols (PEGs). The particles synthesized in PEG (Mw = 4000) solution showed the smallest particle size of 30 to 50 nm and the regularity of the particle size distribution. Our experimental results elucidated that the activity of catalyst for hydrogenation increases with decreasing the size of catalyst particle. The highest yield of dodecanol in the hydrogenation reaction was 95.5% when copper chromite synthesized in the PEG solution was used as a catalyst in the optimized reaction condition.