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Caprolactam

  1. Josef Ritz1,
  2. Hugo Fuchs2,
  3. Heinz Kieczka3,
  4. William C. Moran4

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a05_031.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Ritz, J., Fuchs, H., Kieczka, H. and Moran, W. C. 2011. Caprolactam. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany

  2. 2

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany

  3. 3

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany

  4. 4

    BASF Corporation, Freeport, Texas, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

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Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.History
2.Physical Properties
3.Chemical Properties
4.Production
4.1.Processes via Cyclohexanone
4.1.1.Cyclohexanone Oxime
4.1.2.Beckmann Rearrangement to Caprolactam
4.1.3.Improvement of the Oximation Process
4.1.4.Gas-Phase or Catalytic Rearrangement of Cyclohexanone Oxime
4.1.5.Modified Oximation and Beckmann Rearrangement
4.2.Photooximation
4.3.Production from Toluene
4.4.Recovery from Nylon-6 Waste
4.5.Former Commercial Routes
4.6.New Routes in Development
4.7.Environmental Protection
5.Quality Specifications
6.Analysis
7.Storage and Transportation
8.Economic Aspects
9.Toxicology