Patent Number: 6,307,093

Title: Organic compounds and processes for their manufacture

Abstract: Esters of branched C.sub.9 alcohols suitable as plasticizers are formed by esterification of a C.sub.9 alcohol produced by the aldol condensation from propanal and a C.sub.6 aldehyde and hydrogenation, the propanal optionally having been made from natural gas streams.

Inventors: Godwin; Allen David (Seabrook, TX), Schlosberg; Richard Henry (Bridgewater, NJ), Hershkowitz; Frank (Liberty Corner, NJ), Matturro; Michael G (Lambertville, NJ), Kiss; Gabor (Hampton, NJ), Nadler; Kirk Christian (Brussels, BE), Buess; Philippe Louis (Overijse, BE), Miller; Richard C (Baton Rouge, LA), Allen; Paul William (Brussels, BE), Deckman; Harry William (Clinton, NJ), Caers; Raf (Edegem, BE), Mozeleski; Edmund John (Califon, NJ), Reynolds; Robert P (Clinton, NJ)

Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.

International Classification: C07C 29/141 (20060101); C07C 45/50 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 45/74 (20060101); C07C 45/62 (20060101); C07C 29/00 (20060101); C07C 069/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018