oxidative amonolysis

The use of isobutyl alcohol for methacrylate synthesis

Methyl methacrylates synthesis via oxidative conversion of isobutyl alcohol has been investigated in accordance with different schemes. The possibility of its use as an alternative raw material instead of isobutylene and tert-butyl alcohol has been established. Using the scheme isobutyl alcohol  methacrylonitrile  methyl methacrylate the product with ultimate yield of 64.8 % has been obtained. Taking into consideration the recirculation of unreacted methacrolein the yield is 81.9 %. This scheme may be recommended for industrial application.