A catalyst based on zinc for use in organic synthesis

A catalyst based on zinc for use in organic synthesis.



A catalyst based on zinc for the usage in organic synthesis to produce new compounds is the cheaper analogue of the palladium catalyst. In addition, as a result of chemical reactions not forming any toxic waste.



Generally, in organic synthesis using catalysts based on palladium acetate palladium, which is an expensive chemical material. However, is it possible to use a catalyst based on zinc – acetate of zinc, which is several orders of magnitude cheaper. So, 1 gram of palladium acetate costs about 10 000 rubles, and zinc acetate is about 100 rubles.

The advantage of a catalyst based on zinc compared to palladium catalyst is in the organic synthesis involving zinc acetate is used as solvent water and the resulting chemical reaction not formed any toxic waste. In the future, the zinc acetate is easily removed from the resulting products. Thus, organic synthesis upon receipt of the new compounds with the use of zinc acetate is more simple, cheap and environmentally friendly.

For reference: zinc acetate – acetic acid salt of zinc. Otherwise called zinc acetate. Chemical formula Zn(O2CCH3)2. Appearance colorless crystals. Soluble in water and many organic solvents.


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