SYNTHESIS OF METHYL tert-BUTYL ETHER FROM tert-BUTYL ALCOHOL AND METHANOL USING BETA ZEOLITE CATALYSTS


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Abstract

MTBE synthesis from tert-butyl alcohol (t-BA) and methanol has been studied using beta zeolites. Increasing the reaction temperature results in an increase of t-BA conversion with concomittant decrease of MTBE selectivity. The t-BA conversion decreases with increasing calcination temperature and alkali metal ion exchange of Hβ zeolite. The catalytic results are correlated with the surface area and the acidity of catalysts.

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