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A process for producing an alcohol by continuously passing a fatty acid ester, a fatty acid triglyceride or a fatty acid through a hydrogenation catalyst to thereby produce the aimed alcohol through catalytic reduction is disclosed, wherein the employed reactor is a fixed bed reactor in which the liquid phase and the gas phase are continuously passed together in descending parallel flows through the hydrogenation catalyst fixed in the reactor; and at least one cooling mean for cooling the reaction system is provided at a position in the vertical direction of the reactor. According to the process of the present invention with the use of a fixed bed reactor, an alcohol, which has extremely high qualities and a high purity and is contaminated with little hydrocarbon and aldehyde by-products, can be produced. The process of the present invention further makes it possible to omit the post-treatment for eliminating the by-products.

Title
Process for producing alcohol
Application Number
7/812825
Publication Number
5233099
Application Date
December 24, 1991
Publication Date
August 3, 1993
Inventor
Takahiro Kawakami
Wakayama
JP
Kunizo Hashiba
Wakayama
JP
Osamu Tabata
Wakayama
JP
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas
Assignee
Kao Corporation
JP
IPC
C07C 31/125
C07C 29/149
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