Understanding catalytic processes used in the fragrance industry

Pugh, Lynsey A. (2011) Understanding catalytic processes used in the fragrance industry. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Full text available as:
Download (4MB) | Preview


The fragrance and flavour industry is a multi-billion dollar business, therefore the production of fragrance compounds in high yields with low production of waste is of great commercial interest. In the current investigation, several processes were examined with respect to catalytic activity. Experiments were performed in both the liquid and gas phase using a variety of catalysts and conditions. The main area of interest was the dehydrogenation of an aromatic alcohol to the corresponding aldehyde over a copper base catalyst. Deactivation of the catalyst was a major issue and post reaction analysis revealed sintering to be the main cause.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Catalysis, Fragrance Industry, dehydrogenation
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Jackson, Prof. S.David
Date of Award: 2011
Depositing User: Miss Lynsey A Pugh
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-2704
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2016 14:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2704

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year