Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
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Liquid-Phase Cyclodimerization of 1,3-Butadiene in a Closed Batch System
Daolai SunFumiya SatoShin-ichi YamauchiYasuhiro YamadaSatoshi Sato
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2013 Volume 86 Issue 4 Pages 529-533


Dimerization of 1,3-butadiene was investigated in a closed batch system under high-pressure conditions. 4-Vinylcyclohexene was mainly produced without using any solvents or catalysts at temperatures of 150–215 °C. The conversion of 1,3-butadiene was significantly dependent on the temperature and pressure. 1,3-Butadiene was converted to 4-vinylcyclohexene at selectivity higher than 90 mol % with by-products of 1,5-cyclooctadiene and 1,2-divinylcyclobutane. Large charges of reactant are efficient in achieving high conversions of 1,3-butadiene. Use of solvents, which dilute the reactant and absorb the reaction heat, is not favorable in the present dimerization of 1,3-butadiene under pressured conditions.

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