Petroleum Chemistry

, Volume 57, Issue 12, pp 1137–1140 | Cite as

Oxo Processes Involving Ethylene (a Review)

  • D. N. Gorbunov
  • M. V. Terenina
  • Yu. S. Kardasheva
  • A. L. Maksimov
  • E. A. Karakhanov


Processes for the conversion of ethylene to valuable oxygen-containing products such as propanal, propanol, propionic acid, and alkyl propionates have been surveyed. The ethylene hydroformylation and carbonylation processes have been considered, and the state-of-the-art of technologies and promising lines of scientific research have been specified. The role of oxo processes as a way of the deep conversion of refinery off-gases to valuable petrochemicals has been defined.


oxo synthesis hydroformylation carbonylation refinery off-gases ethylene catalysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Gorbunov
    • 1
  • M. V. Terenina
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Kardasheva
    • 1
  • A. L. Maksimov
    • 2
  • E. A. Karakhanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical SynthesisRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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