2250. MEYER, R. E. Petroleum Products vs. Petroleum Chemicals. Chem. Eng. News, vol. 28, 1950, pp. 1906-1910.
Discussion is made of the production of petroleum chemicals such as light hydrocarbons (liquid petroleum gases), nylon and acrylonitrile plastics, acetylene products, hydrocarbon oxidation products, such as acrolein, phthalic anhydride, phenol from benzol, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol, and products of the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and the Oxo process. The utilization of the large quantities of byproducts from these 2 processes and their separation and purification are definitely unsolved problems and it cannot yet be foreseen what the effect will be on the chemical markets and the price structure.