Patent Number: 6,166,281

Title: Alkylation of benzene to form linear alkylbenzenes using fluorine-containing mordenites

Abstract: This invention is directed to a fluorine-containing mordenite catalyst and use thereof in the manufacture of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) by alkylation of benzene with an olefin. The paraffin may have from about 10 to 14 carbons. The fluorine-containing mordenite is prepared typically by treatment with an aqueous hydrogen fluoride solution. The benzene alkylation may be conducted using reactive distillation. This invention is also directed to a process for production of LAB having a high 2-phenyl isomer content by combining LAB product from the fluorine-containing mordenite product from a conventional LAB alkylation catalyst such as hydrogen fluoride.

Inventors: Anantaneni; Prakasa Rao (Austin, TX)

Assignee: Huntsman Petrochemical Corporation

International Classification: B01J 29/00 (20060101); B01D 3/14 (20060101); B01J 29/18 (20060101); B01D 3/32 (20060101); B01J 37/26 (20060101); B01J 37/00 (20060101); C07C 2/66 (20060101); C01B 39/02 (20060101); C01B 39/00 (20060101); C07C 15/00 (20060101); C07C 15/107 (20060101); C07C 2/00 (20060101); C07C 002/66 (); C07C 002/68 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017