Patent Number: 7,612,230

Title: Method for producing acrylic acid

Abstract: There is provided a novel process for producing acrylic acid by which acrylic acid can be obtained from a raw material independent of petroleum. The process for producing acrylic acid according to the present invention comprises the steps of: applying a dehydration reaction to glycerol as a raw material in a gas phase; and then applying a gas phase oxidation reaction to a gaseous reaction product formed by the dehydration reaction.

Inventors: Shima; Masahide (Kobe, JP), Takahashi; Tsukasa (Himeji, JP)

Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.

International Classification: C07C 51/235 (20060101); C07C 57/055 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017