TABLE 9.1Selectivity to Major Product of a Few Commercial Catalytic Oxidation Reactions

Oxidation ProcessMajor ProductSelectivity (%)
Butane oxidationMalefic anhydride60
Propylene oxidationAcrolein or acrylic Acid75
Propylene ammoxidationAcrylonitrile80
Ethylene oxidationEthylene oxide88

From: 9, Managing Carbon Losses for Selective Oxidation Catalysis

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Carbon Management: Implications for R&D in the Chemical Sciences and Technology: A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
National Research Council (US) Chemical Sciences Roundtable.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2001.
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