Patent Number: 7,714,169

Title: Continuous preparation of alkylamines

Abstract: In the continuous process for preparing alkylamines by reacting C.sub.1-4-alkanols with ammonia in the gas phase in the presence of a shape-selective fixed-bed catalyst in a cooled reactor, the shape-selective fixed-bed catalyst is present in a single contiguous fixed bed in the reactor and tubes through which coolants are passed run within the fixed bed to regulate the temperature of the fixed bed.

Inventors: Bosch; Marco (Mannheim, DE), Rottger; Roderich (Mannheim, DE), Stein; Bernd (Alsbach-Hahnlein, DE), Krug; Thomas (Worms, DE), Melder; Johann-Peter (Bohl-Iggelheim, DE), Weber; Theodor (Ludwigshafen, DE)

Assignee: BASF SE

International Classification: C07C 209/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018