The Production of Propene Oxide: Catalytic Processes and Recent Developments

  title={The Production of Propene Oxide: Catalytic Processes and Recent Developments},
  author={T. Alexander Nijhuis and Michiel Makkee and Jacob A. Moulijn and Bert M. Weckhuysen},
  journal={Industrial \& Engineering Chemistry Research},
Propene oxide, which is one of the major commodity chemicals used in chemical industry, desperately requires a new process for its production, because of the disadvantages that are encountered with the currently available processes. This paper discusses the existing processes used for the production of propene oxidethe chlorohydrin and hydroperoxide processesand their advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, the new processes and catalysts under development for the propene oxide production… 

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