Patent Number: 6,444,856

Title: Preparation of aldehydes and/or alcohols having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms

Abstract: In a process for preparing aldehydes and/or alcohols having from 6 to 30 carbon atoms by hydroformylation of olefins by means of synthesis gas in the presence of a catalyst at from 120.degree. C. to 210.degree. C. and pressures of from 100 to 400 bar, a reaction mixture comprising olefins, synthesis gas and catalyst or catalyst precursor is, according to the present invention, introduced at high velocity into a high-pressure reactor via a nozzle having an adjustable flow cross section.

Inventors: Grenacher; Armin Volker (Mutterstadt, DE), Hein; Hans-Georg (Worms, DE), Stepp; Hans (Gonnheim, DE), Frohlich; Hans-Jurgen (Bissersheim, DE), Schonmann; Willi (Limburgerhof, DE), Borchert; Gerhard (Ludwigshafen, DE)

Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: B01J 19/26 (20060101); B01J 8/00 (20060101); B01J 3/04 (20060101); C07C 45/50 (20060101); C07C 29/00 (20060101); C07C 29/141 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 045/50 ()

Expiration Date: 09/03/2019