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Process for the preparation of vinyl acetate

United States Patent

5,719,315
February 17, 1998
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This invention pertains to the preparation of vinyl acetate by contacting within a contact zone a mixture of ketene and acetaldehyde with an acid catalyst at about one bar pressure and between about 85.degree. and 200.degree. C. and removing the reaction products from the contact zone.
Tustin; Gerald Charles (Kingsport, TN), Zoeller; Joseph Robert (Kingsport, TN), Depew; Leslie Sharon (Kingsport, TN)
Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN)
08/ 766,258
December 13, 1996
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC22-95PC93052 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.