Patent Number: 6,166,240

Title: Process for co-production of dialkyl carbonate and alkanediol

Abstract: A method is provided for co-producing dialkyl carbonate and alkanediol by reacting alkylene carbonate with alkanol in the presence of a Group 5 or Group 6 metal oxide catalyst.

Inventors: Chang; Clarence D. (Princeton, NJ), Hoglen; Larry E. (Mickelton, NJ), Jiang; Zhaozhong (Thorofare, NJ), LaPierre; Rene B. (Medford, NJ)

Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation

International Classification: C07C 68/00 (20060101); C07C 68/06 (20060101); C07C 068/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013