Production of tetrahydrofuran from 1,4-butanediol

  title={Production of tetrahydrofuran from 1,4-butanediol},
  author={백용호 and 이은구},
A method for preparing tetrahydrofuran(THF) is provided to obtain the THF safely and conveniently at a high reaction yield by dehydrating 1,4-butanediol(BDO) using zirconium sulfate as a catalyst. A method for preparing THF comprises a step of dehydrating BDO at a temperature of 150-350 deg.C using zirconium sulfate(Zr(SO2)2.nH2O) as a catalyst, wherein the catalyst is pre-treated at a temperature of 200-700 deg.C using an inert gas. Further, a carrier of the catalyst is selected from a group… CONTINUE READING