Patent Number: 7,132,575

Title: Process for the synthesis of bisphenol

Abstract: A process for the production of a bisphenol comprises reacting a feed comprising a phenol, a ketone and water in the presence of an ion exchange resin catalyst to produce an effluent; determining the para--para bisphenol selectivity of the reaction; and adjusting the concentration of the water in the feed based upon the para--para bisphenol selectivity in the effluent.

Inventors: Carvill; Brian (Evansville, IN), Glasgow; Katherine (Evansville, IN), Roland; Michael (Evansville, IN)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: C07C 39/12 (20060101); C07C 39/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00