Patent Number: 6,166,263

Title: Processes for the manufacture of acrolein

Abstract: Processes are disclosed for the conversion of propylene to acrolein in the presence of propane. The processes utilize oxygen and recycle propane to the acrolein reactor. Process feeds can comprise, propane, propylene or mixtures thereof. The presence of propane in the propylene-to-acrolein reaction can enhance the efficiency of the processes.

Inventors: Etzkorn; William George (Hurricane, WV), Brockwell; Jonathan Lester (South Charleston, WV), Young; Mark Anderson (South Charleston, WV), Maher; John Michael (Charleston, WV), Warren; Barbara Knight (Charleston, WV)

Assignee: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology Corporation

International Classification: C07C 45/60 (20060101); C07C 45/71 (20060101); C07C 45/64 (20060101); C07C 45/69 (20060101); C07C 45/35 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 45/33 (20060101); C07C 045/32 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017