Sustainable acrylic acid process patented by Dioxide Materials

October 28, 2017 |

In Florida, Dioxide Materials was issued a patent for preparing a process for forming acrylic acid that does not use propylene as a feed stock. As described in the patent, shortcomings and limitations of existing processes are overcome by a process for the production of organic acids having at least three carbon atoms. The process comprises the steps of: forming an amount of carbon monoxide; and reacting the amount of carbon monoxide with an amount of an unsaturated hydrocarbon in the presence of: (a) a supported palladium catalyst;(b) a strong acid; and (c) a phosphine.

For the past five years, Dioxide Materials has been focused on building a sustainable future through innovative green technology. Whereas most current technologies treat CO2 as a liability that must be removed at a very high cost, DM sees it as a valuable feedstock for renewable fuels and chemicals. Dioxide’s vision is to eventually recycle CO2 back to fuels, using renewable energy as an input which can be used as a feedstock that does not compete with the food supply.

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