Patent Number: 6,169,216

Title: Production of phenol

Abstract: A process for producing phenol and acetone from cumene hydroperoxide is described in which the cumene hydroperoxide is contacted with a solid-acid catalyst comprising a sulfated transition metal oxide, preferably sulfated zirconia.

Inventors: Levin; Doron (Bala Cynwyd, PA), Santiesteban; Jose G. (West Chester, PA), Vartuli; James C. (West Chester, PA)

Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation

International Classification: B01J 27/053 (20060101); C07C 37/00 (20060101); C07C 37/08 (20060101); C07C 45/53 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 037/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018