04731489 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 10 patents.

A process for producing a gasoline blending stock of methyl tertiary butyl ether and tertiary butyl alcohol wherein a first catalytic etherification of isobutene and methanol produces methyl tertiary butyl ether and unreacted methanol. The etherification product including isobutene and remaining methanol is reacted with water and fresh isobutene in a second catalytic reaction where both etherification and hydration occur. This essentially exhausts the methanol while the hydration reaction to tertiary butyl alcohol prevents undesired side reactions.

Title
Process for production of gasoline blending stock
Application Number
6/886850
Publication Number
4731489
Application Date
July 18, 1986
Publication Date
March 15, 1988
Inventor
Uday S Hattiangadi
Ponca City
OK, US
Gregg L Byers
Ponca City
OK, US
David E Whisenhunt
Ponca City
OK, US
Assignee
Conoco
OK, US
IPC
C07C 41/06
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