Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 853-861

Fries Rearrangement of Phenyl Acetate over ZSM-5 Based Catalysts

Andreas H. G. Vogt and Herman W. Kouwenhoven

Laboratorium für Technische Chemie, ETH-Zentrum, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland


Catalysts based on samples of ZSM-5, differing in Si/Al ratio were applied in the Fries rearrangement of phenyl acetate. Experiments were carried out in batch reactors at 180 °C and continuously at various temperatures both in liquid phase and gas phase. A reaction scheme is proposed.