Synthesis of p-Xylene by Dehydroaromatization of 3-Methyleneheptane obtained from Ethylene
p-Xylene is mostly produced from cracking of naphtha, but there is a need for new and cost-effective methods for the production. Indeed, conventional p-xylene synthesis requires toluene separation from refinery gasoline streams; performing a disproportionation reaction to yield a benzene fraction and a mixed xylene fraction; and...
Inventor(s): Alan Goldman, Andrew Steffens, William Schinski
Keywords(s): Catalysts, Chemical and petrochemical industry, Polymers & Composites
Category(s): Technology Classifications > Physical Sciences & Engineering, Technology Classifications > Polymers/Composites/Materials, Technology Classifications > Catalysts