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1. (WO1999007690) PROPYLENE OXIDE PURIFICATION
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Pub. No.: WO/1999/007690 International Application No.: PCT/EP1998/004693
Publication Date: 18.02.1999 International Filing Date: 27.07.1998
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 12.02.1999
IPC:
C07D 301/32 (2006.01)
Applicants: ARCO CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, L.P.[US/US]; Two Greenville Crossing Suite 238 4001 Kennett Pike Greenville, DE 19807, US (AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BE, BF, BG, BJ, BR, BY, CA, CF, CG, CH, CI, CM, CN, CU, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GA, GB, GE, GH, GM, GN, GR, GW, HR, HU, ID, IE, IL, IS, IT, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MC, MD, MG, MK, ML, MR, MW, MX, NE, NL, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, SN, SZ, TD, TG, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZW)
ARCO CHEMIE TECHNOLOGIE NEDERLAND B.V.[NL/NL]; P.O. Box 7195 NL-3000 HD Rotterdam, NL (MN)
Inventors: RUETER, Michael, A.; US
Agent: SMAGGASGALE, Gillian, Helen; Mathys & Squire 100 Gray's Inn Road London WC1X 8AL, GB
CROPP, John, Anthony, David; Mathys & Squire 100 Gray's Inn Road London, WC1X 8AL, GB
Priority Data:
08/908,60408.08.1997US
Title (EN) PROPYLENE OXIDE PURIFICATION
(FR) PURIFICATION D'OXYDE DE PROPYLENE
Abstract:
(EN) Propylene oxide obtained by an epoxidation process which uses methanol as a solvent may be effectively treated to remove acetaldehyde by subjecting the crude epoxidation reaction product to fractional distillation. The methanol solvent is utilized during such distillation to lower the relative volatility of the acetaldehyde impurity, thereby making it possible to obtain a bottoms fraction containing substantially all the acetaldehyde. Purified propylene oxide having a reduced acetaldehyde concentration is removed as an overhead stream. Water may also be effectively separated from the propylene oxide using this procedure.
(FR) L'invention concerne un traitement efficace de l'oxyde de propylène résultant d'un processus d'époxydation utilisant du méthanol en guise de solvant. Ce traitement permet d'éliminer l'acétaldéhyde par distillation fractionnée du produit réactionnel brut d'époxidation. Dans ce type de distillation on utilise le solvant méthanol pour abaisser la volatilité relative des impuretés acétaldéhyde, ce qui permet d'obtenir une fraction résidu contenant sensiblement tout l'acétaldéhyde. On retire l'oxyde de propylène purifié présentant une concentration réduite d'acétaldéhyde sous forme d'un flux de tête. Cette procédure permet également de séparer efficacement l'eau de l'oxyde de propylène.
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN, YU, ZW
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)