An improved process for preparing secondary alcohols

This invention relates to an improved process for preparing secondary alcohols comprising of contacting the n-paraffins with oxygen, air or oxygen containing inert gas such as nitrogen and boric acid or borate ester of fatty acid, the said boric acid/borate ester concentration is 0.1 to 10% weight of the n-paraffin, at temperature in the range of 150-250 deg C, and pressure in the range of 0.01 to 10 bar for a period of 1-10 h, characterized by; Mixing the n-paraffin with the catalyst in the range between 1-500 ppm, the said catalyst comprises an alkyl, aryl or alkyl-aryl phosphate of a group-VIII metal preferably Zn; Recovering the secondary alcohols by hydrolysis of borate ester.

Patent Assignee:

Patent No: IN234666 [India]

Application No: 1130/DEL/2002

Inventor(s): A.K. Bhatnagar; A.K. Gupta; S.C. Joshi; H.B. Goyal

Issue Date: 06-10-2009

Filing Date: 11-11-2002

Licensing Option: Laboratory willing to jointly develop technology with industrial partner.

Implementing institute: CSIR-Indian Institute of Pertroleum [CSIR-IIP] 

Funding agency: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

IPC Classification: B01J 23/00

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