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Chong M.,Yixing Hengxing Fine Chemicals Co. | Zhang Q.,Yixing Hengxing Fine Chemicals Co. | Gu H.,Yixing Hengxing Fine Chemicals Co. | He Z.,Yixing Hengxing Fine Chemicals Co. | And 2 more authors.
Speciality Petrochemicals | Year: 2012

A new technology has been studied to synthesize 2,2, 4-trimethyl-1, 3-pentanediol monoisobutyrate. Isobutyraldehyde is used as raw material and MeONa as catalyst by one step process, including aldol condensation reaction and Cannizzaro reaction. Under the following optimal conditions: 4 g MeONa as catalyst/(200 g isobutyraldehyde), 60°C reaction temperature and 4 h reaction time, the isobutyraldehyde conversion is above 80% and the target product selectivity is above 97%.

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