Dimerization and Polymerization
Some years ago, MTBE was banned as fuel additive in some countries. As a replacement isooctane or ETBE were suggested. IO is catalysed effectively through TREVERLYST CAT360 by dimerisation of isobutylene.
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A new upcoming fuel or fuel additive is dimethylether which is regarded as a clean fuel. Dimethylether can be produced by an improved thermally stable resin catalyst such as TREVERLYST CAT410. This ion exchange resin is stable up to 190°C.
DME is formed through the dimerisation of methanol. The selectivity to DME can be in the range of 99%.
Recommended TREVERLYST catalysts for dimerization and polymerization: