How do you know that the alumina did not work?
Thank you for your replay.
Before I attempted to run an experiment, I talked to my boss about running this experiment and they already have run it and told me that the company already has run the experiment before I came in. I assumed they were looking for a different way to go about this problem. (I am kind of glad that I did not mention about CaSO4 + Toluene reaction as a suggestion.