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THE AVN BLOG: Alkylation Process


A specialty monomer was identified by a customer as a target product from a proposed alkylation reaction. A fixed bed catalytic reactor was prepared and operated to investigate the details of the reaction. Products were collected, analyzed, and used to test purification by distillation. Results from a series of tests led to the conclusion that the selectivity to the desired product was not high enough to justify further investigation.

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