oxo process

oxo process

[′äk·sō ‚prä·səs]
(chemical engineering)
Catalytic process for production of alcohols, aldehydes, and other oxygenated organic compounds by reaction of olefin vapors with carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
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In the first step, hydroformylation reaction is carried out under low pressure in the presence of rhodium catalyst (LP Oxo process).
The client has selected London-based Davy Process Technology, in co-operation with Union Carbide Corporation, to license its proprietary LP OXO process technology for the unit.
It is majorly produced by oxo process that is a two-step process in which firstly hydroformylation of ethylene with syn gas gives propionaldehyde, that is further hydrogenated to give n-propanol.