P-We-158 Improved Bifunctional Catalyst For MIBK Synthesis

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Ontario Exhibit Hall (Detroit Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center )
Robert J. Olsen1, Jose A Trejo1, Klaus-Dieter Topp2 and Alfred K. Schultz1, (1)The Dow Chemical Company, Spring House, PA, (2)Rohm and Haas Europe Services ApS, Schwalbach, Germany
A novel Pd/resin catalyst based on Amberlyst™ possessing improved catalytic performance has been developed.   Over a wide range of temperatures  Amberlyst™ CH43 gives 15-30% increased conversion of acetone to MIBK compared to Amberlyst™ CH2 . 

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