Accession Number : ADD008679

Title :   Synthesis of Alkenols.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wagaman,Kerry L ; Wenderson,Larry Da

Report Date : 02 Jul 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An object of the present invention to prepare inexpensively and quickly, unsaturated alcohols, in particular 3-buten-1-o1, from polyhydric alcohols. Another object of the present invention is to prepare unsaturated alcohols by a method involving few side reactions. And another object of the present invention is to produce unsaturated alcohols in high yields and with few impurities. A further object of the present invention is to prepare unsaturated alcohols from polyhydric alcohols in the liquid phase, thereby reducing equipment and energy costs. These and other objects are achieved by heating a polyol in the presence of a trivalent metal sulfate to a temperature from about 70 C below to about 100 C above the boiling point of the polyol.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Alcohols, *Synthesis(Chemistry), Butanes, Glycols, Dehydration, Metal compounds, Sulfates, Solution heat treatment, Temperature, Chemical derivatives, Unsaturated hydrocarbons

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE