Reppe process

Reppe process

[′rep·ə ‚prä·səs]
(chemical engineering)
A family of high-pressure, catalytic acetylene-reaction processes yielding (depending upon what the acetylene reacts with) butadiene, allyl alcohol, acrylonitrile, vinyl ethers and derivatives, acrylic acid esters, cyclooctatraene, and resins.
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For 70 years, BASF has been manufacturing 13D0 at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, Verbund site by means of the Reppe process.