Rapid synthesis of ketenes from carboxylic acids on functionalized silica monoliths Conference Paper uri icon


  • The synthesis of ketene and dimethylketene have been investigated on functionalized silica monoliths from acetic acid and isobutyric acid respectively. With contact times of about 10 milliseconds, yields of ketene and dimethylketene of 70% per pass are routinely achieved. These results indicates that the control of contact time is a valid strategy for synthesis of ketenes.

published proceedings

  • Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis

author list (cited authors)

  • Martinez, R., Huff, M. C., & Barteau, M. A.

complete list of authors

  • Martinez, R||Huff, MC||Barteau, MA

publication date

  • January 2000