# Benzyl Chloride

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### Anand V Patwardhan – 1st expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

• ##### reaction of BenzylChloride with ammonium sulfide under liquid liquid phase transfer catalysis reaction mechanism and kinetics
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-chemical, 2006
Co-Authors: Sunil K Maity, Narayan C Pradhan, Anand V Patwardhan

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Abstract The reaction between Benzyl Chloride and aqueous ammonium sulfide was carried out in an organic solvent – toluene, using tetrabutylammonium bromide (TBAB) as phase transfer catalyst (PTC). Two products, namely diBenzyl sulfide (DBS) and Benzyl mercaptan (BM), were identified in the reaction mixture. The selectivity of DBS was maximised by changing various parameters such as NH3/H2S mole ratio, stirring speed, catalyst loading, concentration of Benzyl Chloride, volume of aqueous phase, and temperature. The highest selectivity of DBS obtained was about 90% after 445 min of reaction with excess Benzyl Chloride at 60 °C. Complete conversion of Benzyl Chloride could be achieved at the cost of very low selectivity of DBS and very high selectivity of BM. The apparent activation energy for the kinetically controlled reaction was found to be 12.3 kcal/mol. From the detailed study of the effects of various parameters on the reaction, a suitable mechanism was established which could explain the course of the reaction.

• ##### Reaction of BenzylChloride with ammonium sulfide under liquid–liquid phase transfer catalysis: Reaction mechanism and kinetics
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A-chemical, 2006
Co-Authors: Sunil K Maity, Narayan C Pradhan, Anand V Patwardhan

Abstract:

Abstract The reaction between Benzyl Chloride and aqueous ammonium sulfide was carried out in an organic solvent – toluene, using tetrabutylammonium bromide (TBAB) as phase transfer catalyst (PTC). Two products, namely diBenzyl sulfide (DBS) and Benzyl mercaptan (BM), were identified in the reaction mixture. The selectivity of DBS was maximised by changing various parameters such as NH3/H2S mole ratio, stirring speed, catalyst loading, concentration of Benzyl Chloride, volume of aqueous phase, and temperature. The highest selectivity of DBS obtained was about 90% after 445 min of reaction with excess Benzyl Chloride at 60 °C. Complete conversion of Benzyl Chloride could be achieved at the cost of very low selectivity of DBS and very high selectivity of BM. The apparent activation energy for the kinetically controlled reaction was found to be 12.3 kcal/mol. From the detailed study of the effects of various parameters on the reaction, a suitable mechanism was established which could explain the course of the reaction.

### Christian Amatore – 2nd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

• ##### bridging the gap between electrochemical and organometallic activation BenzylChloride reduction at silver cathodes
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010
Co-Authors: Yifan Huang, Deyin Wu, An Wang, S Rondinini, Zhongqun Tian, Christian Amatore

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Integration of voltammetry, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and density functional theory (DFT) has allowed unraveling the mechanistic origin of the exceptional electrocatalytic properties of silver cathodes during the reduction of Benzyl Chloride. At inert electrodes the initial reduction proceeds through a concerted direct electron transfer yielding a Benzyl radical as the first intermediate. Conversely, at silver electrodes it involves an uphill preadsorption of Benzyl Chloride onto the silver cathode. Reduction of this adduct affords a species tentatively described as a distorted Benzyl radical anion stabilized by the silver surface. This transient species rapidly evolves to yield ultimately a Benzyl radical bound onto the silver surface, the latter being reduced into a Benzyl−silver anionic adduct which eventually dissociates into a free Benzyl anion at more negative potentials. Within this framework, the exceptional electrocatalytic properties of silver cathodes stem from the fact that t…

• ##### in situ identification of intermediates of BenzylChloride reduction at a silver electrode by sers coupled with dft calculations
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010
Co-Authors: An Wang, Yifan Huang, Christian Amatore, Deyin Wu, S Rondinini, Zhongqun Tian

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Aiming to deeply understand the electrocatalytic mechanism of silver on reduction of Benzyl Chloride, we carried out an in situ electrochemical surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic study to characterize various surface species in different electrode potential regions. A further analysis with DFT calculation reveals that the Benzyl radical and its anionic derivate bonded on a silver electrode are the key intermediates, implying that the pathway could drastically differ from the outer sphere concerted electron reduction at inert electrodes.

### Lei Wu – 3rd expert on this subject based on the ideXlab platform

• ##### relaxation mechanisms in a BenzylChloride toluene glass
Physical Review B, 1991
Co-Authors: Lei Wu

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