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Pentaerythritol

An Indian consultancy company is offering the technology for manufacture of Pentaerythritol . It is manufactured with the reaction of acetaldehyde with an excess of formaldehyde in an alkaline medium solution is filtered, wet cake cried and pulverised.
Pentaerythritol is a important chemical produced by the reaction of acetaldehyde with an excess of formaldehyde in an alkaline medium under vigorously controlled conditions. The first stage is the step wise reaction producing pentaerythritol in an aldol condensation . The second stage consists of cannizzaro reaction involving pentacrythrose and produces mono penta . The reaction is as under:
3HCHO+ CH3CHO =C( CH2OH )3 CHO
HCHO+ C( CH2OH )3 CHO + NAOH = NACOOH + C( CH2 OH )4

The final product is obtained by evaporating part of water from evaporating mixture and permitting the pentaerythritol to crystallise from the concentrated solution . A small amount of other hydroxylated substances are also formed . One of them is di penta .
The specifications of product and by-product are:
Pentaerythritol:
Mono penta content: : 92% min ( 95 % )
Moisture: : 0.5.5% max
Ash : 0.1% ( o.o5% )
Melting point : 238-243 deg C
Appearance : white crystalline powder .

Sodium formate ( by product )
S.F. content : 90 % mim ( 95 % max )
Moisture : 0.5 % max
Appearance : white crystalline powder
Figures in bracket represent plant with electro dialyser for separation where minimum viable capacity is 10 MT /day

The machinery required are: reactor, columns , evaporators, crystallizers, filters, centrifuges, dryers , pumps , weighing machine , intermediate vessels and tanks, piping, instrumentation , electricals , equipments for safety and fire fighting .

Sector: Chemicals
Country: India
Area of Application:
Raw material for paint industry, alkyd resins, lubricating oil, explosives, etc.
1. It is used in the manufacturing of alkyd resins which is in turn used to manufacture paints , varnish and dryers .
2. It is also used in the lubricating oil
3. High purity find its application in explosives
4. Bye-product, sodium formate, is used in production of hydro, nickel format and in leather industry
Keywords: Pentaerythritol, chemicals
Advantages:
Electro dialyser process for separation of PE and sodium salt
Superior than vacuum belt filter
Environmental aspects:
Development Status: Commercial Prototype
Legal Protection:
Technical specifications:
Transfer Terms:
  • Turnkey
  • Others
Target Countries: 16
Estimated cost (US$):
Your Contact Details:
Contact Person: APCTT (UNESCAP)
Address: APCTT (UNESCAP)
City: New Delhi
Country: India
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