Patent Number: 6,310,223

Title: Process for the manufacture of 1,2-epoxybutane

Abstract: Processes for the selective preparation of 3,4-epoxy-1-butene (EpB) to 1,2-epoxy-butane (butylene oxide-BO) in the presence of the supported catalysts, comprising one or more Group VIII metals deposited on the support materials which have micropores filled with one or more inorganic oxides.

Inventors: Roberts; Brian Dale (South Euclid, OH), Monnier; John Robert (Kingsport, TN), Hitch; David Martin (Kingsport, TN)

Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company

International Classification: B01J 23/10 (20060101); B01J 23/02 (20060101); B01J 37/02 (20060101); B01J 37/00 (20060101); C07D 303/04 (20060101); C07D 303/00 (20060101); C07D 301/00 (20060101); C07D 301/03 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018