ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: OIL TO IBUPROFEN
(ALSO COMES TO RECYCLING PROCESS CHEMICALS)
The process of obtaining these products proposed by the experts Huelva has manyadvantages. On one hand, obtains products of very cheap and abundant molecules, such as hydrocarbons. In addition, does not generate byproducts and contaminants to reuse the catalysts, ie, the metal complexes thataccelerate the chemical reaction, because compounds are based on clean. This methodology only, as the expert says, makes the project has been rated excellent by the Department of Innovation, Scienceand Enterprise of the Andalusian.
"The aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons are very abundant substrates originating from the petrochemical industry. Its availability and low cost make them excellentcandidates for use as starting materials in reactions that allow conversion into more complex molecules with high added value, "says Diaz Requejo.
Experts are developing catalysts that induce thesechanges through processes that elapsed at room temperature, which do not generate unwanted byproducts and bring the production of products of interest to the fine chemicals sector. "We used derivativesof copper, silver and gold, to accelerate the transformation reaction of a reactant to a product, ie, as catalysts," said the young researcher. After this reaction are derived molecules with highadded value. For example, benzene, researchers acquire substances with anti-inflammatory properties such as ibuprofen and naproxen. Experts have also obtained cyclopropane derivatives with insecticidalproperties, as well as polymers with adhesive properties or a basic component of nylon. Wide range of products with a common base: hydrocarbons.
These materials confirm the effectiveness of the processthat is respectful of the environment, since all the reaction is directed in the sense that researchers induce, not byproducts that are unrelated to the desired result. Ecology also applies to the...
Leer documento completo
Regístrate para leer el documento completo.