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Title: Catalytic distillation process

Abstract

A method for conducting chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone and concurrently contacting the reactants with a fixed bed catalytic packing to concurrently carry out the reaction and fractionate the reaction mixture. For example, a method for preparing methyl tertiary butyl ether in high purity from a mixed feed stream of isobutene and normal butene comprising feeding the mixed feed stream to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone at the lower end of a distillation reaction zone, and methanol into the upper end of said distillation reaction zone, which is packed with a properly supported cationic ion exchange resin, contacting the C.sub.4 feed and methanol with the catalytic distillation packing to react methanol and isobutene, and concurrently fractionating the ether from the column below the catalytic zone and removing normal butene overhead above the catalytic zone.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Bellaire, TX)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
CR & L/NEOCHEM JOINT VENTURE
OSTI Identifier:
864255
Patent Number(s):
4336407
Assignee:
Chemical Research & Licensing Company (Houston, TX) IDO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-80CS40454
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalytic; distillation; process; method; conducting; chemical; reactions; fractionation; reaction; mixture; comprising; feeding; reactants; column; reactor; feed; zone; concurrently; contacting; fixed; bed; packing; carry; fractionate; example; preparing; methyl; tertiary; butyl; purity; mixed; stream; isobutene; normal; butene; methanol; upper; packed; properly; supported; cationic; exchange; resin; react; fractionating; below; removing; overhead; column reactor; distillation column; mixed feed; tertiary butyl; catalytic distillation; exchange resin; reaction zone; feed stream; reaction mixture; chemical reaction; mixture comprising; chemical reactions; fixed bed; react methanol; normal butene; methyl tertiary; bed catalytic; comprising feeding; feeding reactants; comprising feed; conducting chemical; /999/203/

Citation Formats

Smith, Jr., Lawrence A. Catalytic distillation process. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Smith, Jr., Lawrence A. Catalytic distillation process. United States.
Smith, Jr., Lawrence A. Fri . "Catalytic distillation process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864255.
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abstractNote = {A method for conducting chemical reactions and fractionation of the reaction mixture comprising feeding reactants to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone and concurrently contacting the reactants with a fixed bed catalytic packing to concurrently carry out the reaction and fractionate the reaction mixture. For example, a method for preparing methyl tertiary butyl ether in high purity from a mixed feed stream of isobutene and normal butene comprising feeding the mixed feed stream to a distillation column reactor into a feed zone at the lower end of a distillation reaction zone, and methanol into the upper end of said distillation reaction zone, which is packed with a properly supported cationic ion exchange resin, contacting the C.sub.4 feed and methanol with the catalytic distillation packing to react methanol and isobutene, and concurrently fractionating the ether from the column below the catalytic zone and removing normal butene overhead above the catalytic zone.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
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