Patent Number: 8,822,709

Title: Process for preparing an epoxide from an oxygenate

Abstract: The invention relates to an integrated process for preparing an epoxide from an oxygenate, wherein the oxygenate is converted into a lower olefin and the lower olefin is subsequently epoxidised, and wherein isobutane obtained after hydrogenation and subsequent normal/iso separation of C4 hydrocarbons obtained as by-product of the oxygenate conversion, is converted into a hydroperoxide that is used for the conversion of the lower olefin into the corresponding epoxide.

Inventors: Chewter; Leslie Andrew (Amsterdam, NL), Henry; Herve (Rotterdam, NL), Oldenhove; Pieter (Amsterdam, NL), Ramesh; Rajaram (Amserdam, NL), Van Westrenen; Jeroen (Amsterdam, NL)

Assignee: Shell Oil Company

International Classification: C07D 301/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018