Chapter 6. Synthesis of Propene Oxide: A Successful Example of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry

  1. Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Cavani2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Gabriele Centi3,
  3. Prof. Dr. Siglinda Perathoner3 and
  4. Prof. Dr. Ferruccio Trifiró2
  1. Fabrizio Cavani2 and
  2. Anne M. Gaffney1

Published Online: 20 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527629114.ch6

Sustainable Industrial Chemistry

Sustainable Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Cavani, F. and Gaffney, A. M. (2009) Synthesis of Propene Oxide: A Successful Example of Sustainable Industrial Chemistry, in Sustainable Industrial Chemistry (eds F. Cavani, G. Centi, S. Perathoner and F. Trifiró), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527629114.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Viale Risorgimento 4, 40136 Bologna, Italy

  2. 3

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technology Development Center, Lummus Technology, 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003-3096, USA

  2. 2

    Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Viale Risorgimento 4, 40136 Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527315529

Online ISBN: 9783527629114

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Keywords:

  • propene epoxidation;
  • propene oxide;
  • hydrogen peroxide;
  • alternative oxidants;
  • sustainable industrial chemistry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Current Industrial Propene Oxide Production

  • PO-only Routes: Several Approaches for Sustainable Alternatives

  • Conclusions

  • References