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Title: PRODUCTION OF TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID COMPOUNDS

A process is described for the preparation of trifluoroacetic acid. Acetone vapor diluted wlth nitrogen and fluorine also diluted with nltrogen are fed separately at a temperature of about 210 deg C into a reaction vessel containing a catalyst mass selected from-the group consisting of silver and gold. The temperature in the reaction vessel is maintained in the range of 200 deg to 250 deg C. The reaction product, trifluoroacetyl fluoride, is absorbed in aqueous alkali solution. Trifluoroacetic acid is recovered from the solution by acidification wlth an acid such as sulfuric followed by steam distillation.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4341790
Report Number(s):
US 2480467
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Research Org:
Originating Research Org. not identified
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ABSORPTION; ACETIC ACID; ACETONE; ALKALI METALS; CATALYSIS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISTILLATION; FLUORINE; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; GOLD; HIGH TEMPERATURE; NITROGEN; PRODUCTION; SILVER; SOLUTIONS; SULFURIC ACID; VAPORS; VESSELS; WATER