Patent Number: 8,871,959

Title: Method for producing an alkylene oxide

Abstract: The present invention relates to a continuous process for producing an alkylene oxide by direct oxidation of an alkene with oxygen by reacting a mixture comprising alkene and oxygen in the presence of a silver-comprising catalyst for a run time .DELTA.t(i), wherein during the oxidation, the catalyst is additionally contacted at least once with a further mixture comprising ethanol for a run time .DELTA.t(ii), wherein the run time .DELTA.t(i)>.DELTA.t(ii).

Inventors: Gitter; Markus (Brussels, BE)

Assignee: BASF SE

International Classification: C07D 303/00 (20060101); C07D 301/03 (20060101); C07D 301/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00