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1. (WO1994029261) LOW PRESSURE PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CYCLOHEXANEDICARBOXYLATE ESTERS

Pub. No.:    WO/1994/029261    International Application No.:    PCT/US1994/006267
Publication Date: Dec 22, 1994 International Filing Date: Jun 3, 1994
IPC: C07C 67/303
Applicants: EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
Inventors: TENNANT, Brent, Alan
WILLIAMS, Mark, David
GUSTAFSON, Bruce, LeRoy
Title: LOW PRESSURE PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF CYCLOHEXANEDICARBOXYLATE ESTERS
Abstract:
Disclosed is a process for the manufacture of dialkyl cyclohexanedicarboxylates by the low pressure, catalytic hydrogenation of the corresponding dialkyl benzenedicarboxylate wherein the formation/accumulation of carbon monoxide is suppressed to maintain the activity of the precious metal catalyst.