Synthesis Gas to Formic Acid via Methanol Carbonylation

  • Alan Peltzman


This paper describes the Scientific Design/Bethlehem Steel process for producing formic acid by carbonylation of methanol. The process, jointly developed by our companies, in effect converts CO and water into formic acid and exhibits feedstock flexibility as well as attractive economics.


Formic Acid Liquid Phase Oxidation Sodium Formate Methyl Formate Steel Process 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Peltzman
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  1. 1.Halcon SD TechnologyNew YorkUSA

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