In organic chemistry oxychlorination is a process which use Oxychlorination Catalyst for making C-Cl bonds. In contrast with direct use of Cl2, oxychlorination uses hydrogen chloride in combination with oxygen or pure air. This process is attractive industrially because hydrogen chloride is less expensive than chlorine.
In ethylene oxychlorination, ethylene reacts with HCl and either air or pure oxygen in a heterogeneous catalytic reaction to form EDC and water.
C2H4 + 2 HCl + 1/2 O2 = C2H4Cl2 + H2O
The catalyst typically contains cupric chloride (CuCl2) as the primary active ingredient, impregnated on a porous support such as alumina, and may also contain numerous additives. SINOCATA Oxychlorination Catalysts has high catalysts activity, also higher selective catalytic performance, higher ethylene efficiency and low chlorinated byproducts formation.
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