PEP Review 77-2-1
Maleic Anhydride from Butene, Benzene, Butane
Published: May 1978
BASF has patented a highly active V-P-Ti catalyst for converting normal butenes (or butadiene) to maleic anhydride.
The current review compares MA manufacture via the new BASF olefin route with existing technologies that start with benzene or butane.