Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology


Process Development, Scale-up Studies and Basic Design for a Continuous Commercial Plant of 3000 MTA Capacity for Para-tert-butylmethyl benzoate (PTBMB)


Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Focus Area:

Para-tert-butylmethyl benzoate

Social Benefits:

Developed batch mode process, High conversion and High selectivity towards Para-tert-butyl methyl benzoate, Forward integration using PTBBA, CSIR-IICT has licensed the technology for PTBT and for PTBBA.

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Telangana

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

Para-tert-butyl methyl benzoate is a very important intermediate widely used in organic synthesis, pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, flavours and fragrance industries. The Annual demand is approximately 8,000 TPA in India alone and the entire demand is met through import from china. The product is not manufactured at large scale by any Indian industry and requirement is solely met through imports. The raw material para-tert-butyl benzoic acid is produced by CSIR-IICT’s technology. The basic design report for commercial plant of 3000 TPA was prepared by CSIR-IICT. The commercial plant of 3000 TPA was commissioned by CSIR-IICT and the plant is now operating continuously.

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