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A waste-derived lithium metasilicate basic catalyst

A waste-derived lithium metasilicate basic catalyst

Elmes, Victoria Katherine, Mendham, Andrew Paul and Coleman, Nichola Jayne (2017) A waste-derived lithium metasilicate basic catalyst. In: 2017 2nd International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology (ICMSNT 2017). MATEC Web of Conferences, 109 (03004). MATEC Web of Conferences. (doi:

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A mixed product of lithium metasilicate (74%) and minor proportions of calcium carbonate, lithium carbonate and calcium hydroxide was prepared by hydrothermal synthesis from waste green container glass in 4 M lithium hydroxide solution at 125 °C. The reaction product was characterised by powder X-ray diffraction and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The lithium metasilicate product was found to be a successful heterogeneous catalyst for the Knoevenagel synthesis of ethyl trans-α-cyanocinnamate from benzaldehyde and ethyl cyanoacetate.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2017 2nd International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology (ICMSNT 2017)
Additional Information: © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lithium metasilicate, Glass, Recycling, Catalysis
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 11:04
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None

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