PATENTS

2565. OWEN, J. J., AND FASCE, E. V. (Standard Oil Development Co.). Utilization of Oxo Bottoms. United States Patent 2,594,341, Apr. 29, 1952; appl. filed Sept. 13, 1949, Serial No. 115,432; 11 claims (Cl. 260-418). Chem. Abs., vol. 47, 1953, p. 3330.

High-boiling mixtures of oxygenated organic compounds, produced as still bottoms in a 2-stage oxo process, are selectively oxidized by means of a O2-containing gas at temperatures 100-300 F. and in presence of a metallic soap oxidation catalyst, whereby a mixture of fatty acids and alcohols is obtained.