3567. ---------------. [VLUGTER, J. C.] [Synthetic Detergents, Production of Mersolates in Germany.] Chem. Weekblad., vol. 45, 1949, pp. 198-199.
Digest of a paper presented to the Netherlands Chemical Society, July 1948. 3 sources of detergents by way of the Fischer-Tropsch process are mentioned. The Fischer-Tropsch paraffins b. 320°-450° were utilized to produce 40,000 tons of synthetic soap per yr. The gasol fraction b. 240°-320° from the Mersol process produced a capacity of 80,000 ton of mersolate per yr. The Oxo process by preparation of primary alkylsulfates from C12-C18 olefins gave a possible production of 10,000 tons. The mersol process is considered the most important source of detergents and, therefore, is described at greater length.