Purification process for trimethylolethane
Patent, 1996

A process for combined recovery and purifn. of trimethylolethane from aq. reactions mixts. obtained by reacting
formaldehyde with propionic aldehyde in the presence of a metal hydroxide comprises a no. of steps including evapg. the
reaction mixt. allowing only trimethylolethane to at least partially crystallize as crude trimethylolethane, evapg. remaining
water, heating obtained reaction mixt. and/or obtained crude trimethylolethane, and sublimating trimethylolethane for
recovery as purified product


Lars Erlandsson

Perstorp AB

Oleg Pajalic

Chemical Technology

Perstorp AB



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