BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives.
BASF's Specialty Catalysts can be used for:
- Alkyl Chlorides: hydrochlorination of MeOH
When selecting a catalyst for hydrogenation, the following factors must be considered:
- Catalyst productivity versus total cost of the process.
- Cost of the apparatus to maintain or apply a high pressure.
- High selectivity towards the desired product versus high process productivity.