A Novel Reactive Distillation Process for the Indirect Hydration of Cyclohexene to Cyclohexanol Using a Reactive Entrainer

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Steyer F, Freund H, Sundmacher K
Journal: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Publisher: ACS American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2008
Volume: 47
Journal issue: 23
Pages range: 9581-9587
ISSN: 0888-5885


Abstract


In the conventional process for cyclohexanol production, large amounts of energy are consumed and a considerable quantity of side products is formed. In addition, the process is inherently unsafe. The alternative process of cyclohexene direct hydration requires large amounts of catalyst to overcome kinetic limitations. This publication shows the feasibility of a new route from cyclohexene to cyclohexanol by means of reactive distillation using formic acid as a reactive entrainer. This allows overcoming kinetic limitations with moderate amounts of catalyst and makes large-scale cyclohexanol production by reactive distillation an interesting alternative. The suggested coupled reactive distillation process allows producing cyclohexanol in an inherently safe and energetically advantageous way without incurring significant amounts of side products.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Freund, Hannsjörg Prof. Dr.
Professur für Katalytische Reaktoren und Prozesstechnik


External institutions with authors

Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems


How to cite

APA:
Steyer, F., Freund, H., & Sundmacher, K. (2008). A Novel Reactive Distillation Process for the Indirect Hydration of Cyclohexene to Cyclohexanol Using a Reactive Entrainer. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47(23), 9581-9587. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie800303k

MLA:
Steyer, Frank, Hannsjörg Freund, and Kai Sundmacher. "A Novel Reactive Distillation Process for the Indirect Hydration of Cyclohexene to Cyclohexanol Using a Reactive Entrainer." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 47.23 (2008): 9581-9587.

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