Catalytic aminolysis of epoxide by alumina prepared from amine-protected Al precursor

W. M. Xue, M. C. Kung, A. I. Kozlov, K. E. Popp, H. H. Kung*

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The catalytic activities of alumina prepared from an Al alkoxide-amine adduct monomer for the reaction of cyclopentene oxide with piperidine was determined after various pretreatments, including calcination and exposure to moisture. They were compared with the activity of alumina prepared by the conventional hydrolysis method. It was found that the as-prepared sample from the alkoxide-amine monomer preparation was five times more active than a conventional preparation, suggesting that it has a higher density of surface Lewis acid sites. However, its activity was much more severely suppressed by exposure to moisture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Today
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Oct 15 2003


  • Alumina
  • Aminolysis
  • Epoxide
  • Lewis acid
  • Piperidine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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