ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Continuous dehydrochlorination of 1,3-dichloropropan-2-ol to epichlorohydrin: process parameters and by-products formation
Anna Krzyżanowska and Eugeniusz Milchert
Institute of Organic Chemical Technology, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Pułaski 10 Street, 70-322, Szczecin, Poland
Abstract: The influence of pre-reactor and reactor temperatures on the conversion of 1,3-dichloropropan-2-ol and the selectivity of its transformation to epichlorohydrin in continuous dehydrochlorination for two modes of the reaction product collection was studied. The dehydrochlorination process and mechanism of diglycidyl ether formation are described.
Keywords: dehydrochlorination – 1,3-dichloropropan-2-ol – epichlorohydrin – diglycidyl ether
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Chemical Papers 67 (9) 1218–1224 (2013)