Patent Number: 6,166,241

Title: Process for the simultaneous preparation of acrylonitrile and arcylic acid

Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the simultaneous production of acrylonitrile and acrylic acid by reacting propane with ammonia and oxygen in the gas phase catalytic oxidation in the presence of a metal oxide catalyst containing vanadium and at least one member selected from tellurium, antimony and molybdenum and adjusting the molar ratio of propane to ammonia to from 2 to 10 and the molar ratio of oxygen to ammonia to from 2 to 10.

Inventors: Kayou; Atsushi (Okayama, JP), Ihara; Tatsuya (Okayama, JP)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

International Classification: C07C 253/00 (20060101); C07C 253/24 (20060101); C07C 51/215 (20060101); C07C 51/16 (20060101); C07C 255/08 (20060101); C07C 255/00 (20060101); C07C 253/00 (); C07C 051/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013