Kinetics of Transesterification of Dimethyl Terephthalate with 1,4 Butanediol Catalyzed by Tetrabutyl Titanate.
Choi, Kyu Y.
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The kinetics of tetrabutyl titanate catalyzed transesterification of dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) with 1,4-butanediol (BD) is investigated. Detailed analysis of experimental data indicates that equal reactivity hypothesis for functional groups is valid for [BD]/[DMT] molar ratios greater than 2 up to 75% conversion. Effects of reaction temperature and catalyst concentration are also discussed.