Patent Number: 6,252,122

Title: Industrial process for the heterogeneously catalytic gas-phase oxidation of propane to form acrolein

Abstract: In an industrial process for the heterogeneously catalyzed gas-phase oxidation of propane with molecular oxygen to give acrolein, the feed gas mixture having an initial undiluted molar ratio of the reactants propane:O.sub.2 of 7:3 is diluted with the reactant propane and, if desired, inert gases in such a way that the feed gas mixture comprises more than 70% by volume of propane and at least 5% by volume of O.sub.2.

Inventors: Tenten; Andreas (Maikammer, DE), Proll; Theo (Bad Durkheim, DE), Schildberg; Hans-Peter (Neustadt, DE)

Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B01J 23/31 (20060101); B01J 23/16 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 51/16 (20060101); C07C 51/25 (20060101); C07C 45/33 (20060101); C07C 045/33 (); C07C 051/16 (); C07C 051/23 (); B01J 023/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018