Patent Number: 8,716,541

Title: Paraxylene production process and apparatus

Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the production of paraxylene and an apparatus suitable for said process. The process separates the overhead from a xylenes re-run into a xylene-rich stream and a xylene-lean stream. The xylene-lean stream is isomerized under conditions such that the xylenes are in the liquid phase.

Inventors: Ou; John Di-Yi (Houston, TX)

Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.

International Classification: C07C 5/27 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018