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[*] posted on 11-7-2018 at 19:00
H3PO4/P2O5 in esther synthesis


can be used in an esterification reaction? the acid as a catalyst, and the phosphorus pentoxide as a dehydrating agent
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[*] posted on 12-7-2018 at 03:42


You can use phosphoric acid, but it isn't quite as good a catalyst as sulfuric. P2O5 is generally not used directly IN the the reaction but rather is exposed to the same headspace to absorb water.
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