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Molecules 2000, 5(2), 118-126; doi:10.3390/50200118

NaY Zeolite: A Useful Catalyst for Nitrile Hydrolysis

Faculty of Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 16, PO Box 158, YU-11001 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
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Received: 2 August 1999 / Accepted: 31 December 1999 / Published: 12 February 2000
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The NaY zeolite catalysed hydrolysis of nitriles to primary amides is reported. It is found that aryl nitriles with strong electron-withdrawing substituents and cyanopyridines are readily hydrolysed in the water suspension, while aliphatic nitriles do not react.
Keywords: NaY zeolite; aromatic nitriles; solvolysis NaY zeolite; aromatic nitriles; solvolysis
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Milić, D.R.; Opsenica, D.M.; Adnađević, B.; Šolaja, B.A. NaY Zeolite: A Useful Catalyst for Nitrile Hydrolysis. Molecules 2000, 5, 118-126.

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