Schmidlin Ketene Synthesis
Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents
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2010. Schmidlin Ketene Synthesis. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 2495–2497.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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This reaction is a gaseous synthesis of ketene by thermal decomposition or pyrogenic decomposition of acetone through a combustion tube filled with pieces of clay, in a temperature range of 500–750°C. All the major factors responsible for the final outcome have been discussed. It has been reported that quartz static system is a suitable reaction environment for ketene synthesis and comparatively rapid flow of the acetone vapor is needed to carry the ketene out of the reaction chamber once it is generated. This reaction is considered useful for the production of ketene and is cheaper than the analogous methods.
- combustion tube;
- mesityl oxide