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Catalytic cracking of acetic acid to acetic anhydride

Padmanabhan, Narayanan and Deshpande, PK and Kuloor, NR (1968) Catalytic cracking of acetic acid to acetic anhydride. In: I and EC Process Design and Development, 7 (4). pp. 511-516.

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Catalytic cracking of acetic acid using triethyl phosphate and silica gel catalysts was investigated. The desired reaction leading to ketene is accompanied by side reactions: two parallel with respect to acetic acid decomposition and the consecutive ketene decomposition reactions. Effect of temperature, catalyst concentration, space velocity, and pressure was studied in detail. Triethyl phosphate was found to be a much better catalyst than silica gel. The optimum yield of ketene was obtained at 750° C, 100 mm. of Hg pressure, and apparent contact time of 5.687 × 10-4 hour.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: I and EC Process Design and Development
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 07:48
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:05
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27681

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