New Bio-based Octyl-Acrylate

Ethyl Acrylate
Braun, Uwe
10/8/2023 12:20 PM

Kokel, Nicolas 

Could be interesting to include

"BASF broadens its Monomers Portfolio and launches bio-based 2-Octyl Acrylate"

BASF broadens its Monomers Portfolio and launches bio-based 2-Octyl Acrylate

Kokel, Nicolas
10/8/2023 8:48 PM

According to the article, the bio-based fraction comes from 2-Octanol derived from Castor Oil. Castor Oil is a vegetal oil that contains about 84% Ricinoleic Acid.

In order to obtain 2-Octanol, there is a 5-Chemical Step process involved plus separation steps:
- Hydrolysis + Separation of  Ricinoleic Acid
- Dehydrogenation of the Ricinoleic Acid
- Keto acid isomerisation of the so formed ketone
- Retroaldol cliveage of the formed conjugated ketone, which forms two products: methyl hexyl ketone and the aldehyde of decanoic acid
- Only methyl hexyketone is converted in 2-octanol by hydrogenation

I am not sure it is worth the effort to create that product.  There are much more important plasticizers, oxoalcohols and acrylates that needs to be added prior to that one.

Braun, Uwe
10/9/2023 8:48 AM

Let's see when we find an application.