05986148 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 9 patents.

An improved process for production of diisopropyl ether by conversion of hydrocarbon feedstock containing propene, propane and C.sub.2 -- light gas components. The overall process steps include, (optionally) prefractionating fresh feedstock containing propene, propane and C.sub.2 -- light gas components to provide a reactor feedstream rich in propene; contacting the feedstock and water in a catalytic reactor with acidic catalyst under olefin hydration and etherification conditions; and recovering from the catalytic reactor a liquid reactor effluent stream containing diisopropyl ether, isopropanol, water, unreacted propene, propane, oligomer and C.sub.2 -- light gas components. DIPE product containing C.sub.6 + oligomer is recovered by separating the liquid effluent stream in a stripper column, and extracting the DIPE-rich liquid with water. An improved separation process is employed for removing water to provide DIPE liquid product substantially free of water.

Title
Di-isopropyl ether synthesis and dry product recovery
Application Number
8/101111
Publication Number
5986148
Application Date
August 2, 1993
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
Albert H Wu
Medford
NJ, US
James A Stoos
Beaumont
TX, US
Jorge Luis Soto
Cranbury
NJ, US
Douglas Miller
Yardley
PA, US
James H Beech Jr
Wilmington
DE, US
Agent
Malcolm D Keen
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
VA, US
IPC
C07C 41/00
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