Catalysts Based on Organic Polymers, Their Advantages and Disadvantages, Preparation, and Industrial Applications
Department of Organic Technology, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
A review concerns catalysts based on polymers and compares their advantages and disadvantages with other industrial catalysts. Basic information is given on the preparation of polymer-based catalysts, especially by the functionalization of polymeric materials. Main part of the review presents applications of polymer-based catalysts, e.g., in the production of methyl tert-butyl ether, tert-amyl methyl ether, bisphenol A, acrylic esters, and phenol derivatives, and in the hydration of olefins, etc.
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