Industrial chemistry Ethylene and propylene
What are the industrial methods for producing ethylene and propylene at the moment?
As far as I know, the main way to obtain them is cracking and catalytic cracking of oil.
In connection with the change in the structure of propylene production, methods for its targeted production are becoming increasingly important. In the US, the availability of cheap shale gas propane has led to the development of economical methods for dehydrogenating propane to propylene. A similar situation is observed in Saudi Arabia, which has cheap propane reserves. Another method of industrial synthesis of propylene is the metathesis of ethylene and butene-2. It is especially promising in the presence of sources of cheap butene and ethylene. Finally, propylene can be obtained from coal: methanol is synthesized by gasification, which is then converted into ethylene and propylene
What for propylene is used in industrial synthesis?
Thanks for the information.
@chaoticgood Raw materials in the chemical industry for the organic synthesis of various organic compounds: propylene oxide, cumene, phenol, acetone, isopropyl alcohol, aldehydes, oxospirts, glycols, acrolein, acrylic acid, acrylonitrile, isoprene, polypropylene. It is used in the production of polymers, plastics, rubbers, detergents, motor fuel components, solvents.