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Optimum Yield in Trioxane production

Chandrashekara, MN and Chanda, M (1983) Optimum Yield in Trioxane production. In: Hungarian Journal of Industrial Chemistry, 10 (4). pp. 317-325.

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Trioxane is produced by distilling an aqueous solution of formaldehyde in the presence of p-toluene sulphonic acid as catalyst. The optimum levels of process variables , víz. concentrations of formaldehyde and acid were determined by means of statistically designed experiments. These values were found to be 57.6 wt. per cent formaldehyde, 12.7 wt. per cent acid giving a maximum yield of 56.1 g trioxane per 100 g formaldehyde. The by-product of the reaction were examined and the mechanism of their formation is suggested

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Hungarian Journal of Industrial Chemistry
Publisher: ChemInfo Szilágyi Ltd.
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to ChemInfo Szilágyi Ltd.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2008 13:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/13695

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