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Propylene Oxide

  1. Holger Baer1,
  2. Massimo Bergamo1,
  3. Anna Forlin2,
  4. Lynn H. Pottenger3,
  5. Joerg Lindner1

Published Online: 15 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a22_239.pub3

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Baer, H., Bergamo, M., Forlin, A., Pottenger, L. H. and Lindner, J. 2012. Propylene Oxide. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dow Deutschland Anlagengesellschaft mbH, Stade, Germany

  2. 2

    Dow Italia SrL., Correggio, Italy

  3. 3

    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, United States

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 OCT 2012

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Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

1.Introduction
2.Physical Properties
3.Chemical Properties
4.Production and Raw Materials
4.1.Production Route via Propylene Chlorohydrin
4.1.1.Chlorohydrin Process
4.1.2.Other Chlorohydrin Technologies
4.2.Coproduct Routes
4.2.1.Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
4.2.2.Propylene Oxide Styrene Monomer (POSM)
4.2.3.Cumene–PO Route
4.3.Hydrogen Peroxide Routes
4.3.1.Peracetic Acid Route
4.3.2.Hydrogen Peroxide to Propylene Oxide (HPPO)
4.3.3.Hydrogen Peroxide/Hydrogen Peroxide to Propylene Oxide (HP/HPPO)
4.4.Direct Oxidation Route (DOPO)
4.5.Hydro Oxidation Route (HOPO)
4.6.Comparison of the Various Propylene Oxide Routes
5.Environmental Protection and Ecotoxicology
6.Quality Specifications and Analysis
7.Handling, Storage, and Transportation
8.Uses
9.Economic Aspects
10.Toxicology and Occupational Health