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1. Investigation of methyl acetate production by reactive extraction


Accession number: 2005319269521
Authors: Rohde, Christian (1); Marr, Rolf (1); Siebenhofer, Matthäus (2)
Author affiliation: (1) Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, University of Technology
Graz, Inffeldgasse 25, A-8010 Graz, Austria; (2) VTU-Engineering GmbH, Parkring 18, A-8074 Grambach/Graz,
Austria
Corresponding author: Rohde, C.(Christian.rohde@TUGraz.at)
Source title: AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Abbreviated source title: AIChE Annu. Meet. Conf. Proc.
Issue title: 2004 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings
Issue date: 2004
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 5113-5118
Article number: 232f
Language: English
Document type: Conference article (CA)
Conference name: 2004 AIChE Annual Meeting
Conference date: November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004
Conference location: Austin, TX, United states
Conference code: 65271
Publisher: American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Abstract: Methyl acetate is produced through catalytic esterification of acetic acid with methanol. Catalytic acceleration
is induced by sulfuric acid or ion exchange resins respectively. Acceptable product yield is obtained by reactive
distillation. Separation and isolation of methyl acetate has to overcome two azeotropes (methyl acetate - water and
methyl acetate -methanol). Scope of this project has been the investigation of methyl acetate formation by reactive
extraction and distillative separation of methyl acetate from the solvent. From reactive extraction an increased yield
of product is expected due to immediate separation of the ester from the reaction mixture. Investigation focused on
the solvent n-nonane which suffices the needs of appropriate solubility for methyl acetate and excellent vapor/liquid
equilibrium data (Tbp, MeOAc = 330 K, Tbp, n-nonane = 425 K). On account of the selectivity of n-nonane for methyl
acetate the formation of aceotropes during distillative separation can be avoided. Experimental investigation of reactive
extraction confirmed both an improved yield of methyl acetate as well as high product quality of 99.3% purity.
Number of references: 4
Main heading: Methanol
Controlled terms: Acetic acid - Catalysis - Catalysts - Distillation - Esterification - Extraction - Ion exchange -
Reaction kinetics
Uncontrolled terms: Catalytic acceleration - Catalytic esterification - Methyl acetate - Reactive extraction
Classification code: 802.2 Chemical Reactions - 802.3 Chemical Operations - 803 Chemical Agents and Basic
Industrial Chemicals - 804.1 Organic Compounds
Numerical data indexing: Temperature 3.30e+02K, Temperature 4.25e+02K, Percentage 9.93e+01%
Treatment: Experimental (EXP)
Database: Compendex
Compilation and indexing terms, Copyright 2018 Elsevier Inc.
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