Hydration and Dehydration
Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and secondary butyl alcohol (SBA)
Dehydration of isobutylene and hydration of t-butyl alcohol can be carried out through gel-type catalysts. Direct hydration is applied to produce iso-propanol (IPA) from propylene or sec. butyl alcohol (SBA) from butylene. IPA is widely used as a solvent for chemical processes, inks, in cosmetics, and for surface coatings. SBA is mainly produced for the production of methyl ethyl ketone, which is used in printing inks, adhesives and resinous materials.
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Recommended TREVERLYST catalysts for hydration reaction: