American Journal of Physical Chemistry

Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2023

  • Comparison of Mono-Ethylene Glycol Prebiotic Synthesis Efficiency via Formose Reaction in Methanol and Water as Solvents: A Short Communication

    Arash Vojood

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 17-21
    Received: 26 January 2023
    Accepted: 12 June 2023
    Published: 27 June 2023
    Abstract: Formose reaction (FR) is of particular interest in prebiotic chemistry, as well as origin of life research, since it sets the grounds for non-biological chemical reactions producing sugar. In the formose process, which is based on the aldol condensation mechanism, low-carbon aldehyde molecules are transformed into polyol with higher carbon. Moreove... Show More
  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics Studies of Phenol Adsorption on to Anchote Peel Activated Carbon Adsorbent

    Leta Shifera

    Issue: Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2023
    Pages: 22-29
    Received: 6 May 2023
    Accepted: 9 June 2023
    Published: 6 July 2023
    Abstract: Thermodynamics (ΔG, ΔH, ΔS) and kinetics (pseudo first, pseudo second) of phenol adsorption were investigated. Anchote peels (coconia Abysinica peels) was carbonized and activated by treating with KOH solution followed by heating in an electrical furnace at 800°C for 2 hrs. Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Phenol adsorption experiment were carried ou... Show More