Patent Number: 7,102,036

Title: Process and catalyst for purifying phenol

Abstract: The goal of this invention is to produce phenol of high purity by conversion of impurities that are present in the starting phenol, which is produced by the decomposition of cumyl hydroperoxide. The indicated goal is achieved by purifying the phenol containing admixtures of aliphatic and aromatic carbonyl compounds with an aluminum zirconium catalyst.

Inventors: Dyckman; Arkady Samuilovich (Saint Petersburg, RU), Fulmer; John William (Mt. Vernon, IN), Krasy; Boris V. (Saint Petersburg, RU), Pinson; Viktor Vladimirovich (Saint Petersburg, RU), Shavandin; Yury Alekseevich (Saint Petersburg, RU), Yavshits; Genrikh Petrovich (Saint Petersburg, RU), Zinenkov; Andrey Vladimirovich (Saint Petersburg, RU)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: C07C 37/08 (20060101); C07C 37/68 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018