The major alkylation carried out with resin catalysts is the alkylation of phenol at moderate temperatures below 190°C.
Phenol alkylates are widely used in lubricants, as fuel additives, antioxidants and non ionic surfactants. The temperature is in the range of 85-130°C.
Resin catalyst can be used for the production of alkyl glucosides. In this case a C2-C12 alcohol can be used. As a side reaction acetone and oligoglucosides are formed.
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