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Methanol

  1. Eckhard Fiedler1,
  2. Georg Grossmann2,
  3. D. Burkhard Kersebohm3,
  4. Günther Weiss4,
  5. Claus Witte5

Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a16_465.pub2

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Fiedler, E., Grossmann, G., Kersebohm, D. B., Weiss, G. and Witte, C. 2011. Methanol. 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 Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany

  5. 5

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2011

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Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Introduction
2.Physical Properties
3.Chemical Properties
4.Production
4.1.Principles
4.1.1.Thermodynamics
4.1.2.Kinetics and Mechanism
4.1.3.Byproducts
4.2.Catalysts
4.2.1.Catalysts for High-Pressure Synthesis
4.2.2.Catalysts for Low-Pressure Synthesis
4.2.3.Production of Low-Pressure Catalysts
4.2.4.Catalyst Deactivation
4.2.5.Other Catalyst Systems
5.Process Technology
5.1.Production of Synthesis Gas
5.2.Synthesis
5.3.Reactor Design
5.4.Distillation of Crude Methanol
5.5.Construction Materials
6.Handling, Storage, and Transportation
6.1.Explosion and Fire Control
6.2.Storage and Transportation
7.Quality Specifications and Analysis
8.Environmental Protection
9.Uses
9.1.Use as Feedstock for Chemical Syntheses
9.2.Use as Energy Source
9.3.Other Uses
10.Economic Aspects
11.Toxicology and Occupational Health
11.1.Toxicology
11.2.Occupational Health