Kinetics of Camphene Esterification to Isobornyl Acetate
The conventional process for isobornyl acetate synthesis from camphene and acetic acid is a batch process. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize isobornyl acetate in continuous process in a fixed bed reactor. The continuous reaction conditions were studied. The experiment was put into practice under the following conditions: 35-45, camphene/acetic acid feed ratio(wt%) from 1 to 2 and space velocity from 0.6 to 1.8 h-1. A kinetic model was developed which describes the experimental data well. A pilot fixed reactor was simulated by using the kinetic model.
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
D. H. Liu et al., "Kinetics of Camphene Esterification to Isobornyl Acetate", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 990-998, 2011