New Bio-based Octyl-Acrylate

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Ethyl Acrylate
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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


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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.

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

Let's see when we find an application.