Patent Number: 6,294,691

Title: Process for the manufacture of carboxylic acids

Abstract: A process for manufacture of branched carboxylic acids from branchedolefins by means of reaction with carbon monoxide and a solid acidcatalyst, characterized in that a branched olefin, or a precursor thereof,is reacted in a batch reactor or a plug flow reactor with carbon monoxideand water, in the presence of an acidic ion exchanger, having sufficientacid groups to provide requisite protons for conversion of said olefin ora precursor of it, and carbon monoxide into branched carboxylic acids, andin the presence of a polar non-coordinating organic solvent.

Inventors: Lange; Jean-Paul (1031 CM Amsterdam, NL)


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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013