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Process for the preparation of vinyl acetate

United States Patent

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 and 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.