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AP Catalyst

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010868D
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

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Hua Guo: AUTHOR

Abstract

“GE AP Catalyst” is a solid catalyst generally useful for the production of a variety of alkylated phenolic compounds. By catalyzing reactions between phenol, substituted phenols, or substituted phenol compounds with methanol, ethanol, or higher aliphatic alcohols, “GE AP Catalyst” can improve the synthesis reaction leading to a variety of alkylated hydroxyaromatic compounds. The catalytic reaction is typically carried out as a vapor phase reaction at high temperature (400 to 460°C) over the solid heterogeneous “GE AP Catalyst” with the reactor being commonly either a packed bed or fluidized bed reactor. The catalyst is activated “in-situ” through a specific conditioning procedure. Potential advantages of “GE AP Catalyst” over other known catalysts for ortho-alkylation of phenolic compounds include superior methanol or other alcohols usage efficiencies, excellent ortho-alkylation selectivity, excellent catalyst activity and good catalyst lifetime.

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AP Catalyst

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Selective catalyst for the alkylation of phenol, substituted phenols and substituted hydroxyaromatic compounds.

Introduction

“GE AP Catalyst” is a solid catalyst generally useful for the production of a variety of alkylated phenolic compounds. By catalyzing reactions between phenol, substituted phenols, or substituted phenol compounds with methanol, ethanol, or higher aliphatic alcohols, “GE AP Catalyst” can improve the synthesis reaction leading to a variety of alkylated hydroxyaromatic compounds. The catalytic reaction is typically carried out as a vapor phase reaction at high temperature (400 to 460°C) over the solid heterogeneous “GE AP Catalyst” with the reactor being commonly either a packed bed or fluidized bed reactor. The catalyst is activated “in-situ” through a specific conditioning procedure. Potential advantages of “GE AP Catalyst” over other known catalysts for ortho-alkylation of phenolic compounds include superior methanol or other alcohols usage efficiencies, excellent ortho-alkylation selectivity, excellent catalyst activity and good catalyst lifetime.

Illustrative Reaction Chemistry Examples

The examples below illustrate the performance of the “ GE AP Catalyst” in typical ortho-alkylation reaction

m-cresol + methanol

 

gas-phase, 440 - 450 0C

“ GE AP Catalyst”

2,3,6 trimethylphenol

1)

2, 5- xylenol + methanol

 

gas-phase, 420 0C

“ GE AP Catalyst”

2,3,6 trimethylphenol

2)

Typical performance parameters are as following:

·� � � � � � � In example 1) 65-85 % 236 TMP is formed, selectivity for m-cresol + 2,5-xylenol +2,3,6-TMP is 92-96 %

·� � � � � � � In example 2) 85-95 % 236 TMP is formed, the selectivity for m-cresol + 2,5-xylenol + 2,3,6-TMP is 97-99 %

 

AP Catalyst

Updated 28 January 2003

(Illustrative data, not for specification)

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