Re: ORGLIST: Propylene Oxide formation

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From: Derek J. McPhee (djmcphee$##$sympatico.ca)
Date: Wed Sep 16 1998 - 12:06:55 EDT


John de la Parra, Jr. wrote:
>
> Hey,
>
> My father and brother are drivers for a racing team and I was working on
> the synthesis of a new fuel for them to use. It is called Propylene Oxide
> and of the formula CH2CHCH3 before I try it I would like to know if I can
> \ /
> O
> prepare it the following way
> H3O+
> 1. propanol --------> propene + H2O
>
> Ag catalyst
> 2. propene + O2 -------------> propylene oxide
> 250 degrees C
>
> Is this safe?
>
> Has anyone experience with this substance?
>
> Percent yields??
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> John G. de la Parra, Jr.
> The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
> New York, NY
> Chemical Engineering
>
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Bulk price of propanol: about 0.55$/lb.
Bulk price of propene: about 0.15$/lb.
Bulk price of propylene oxide: about 0.65$/lb.

Derek McPhee
Uniroyal Chemical
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