Next Meeting: Monday, March 20th - AIChE Metro’s Dinner Meeting at the Pfizer Building. Venue.

1 PDH credit expected for New York Professional Engineers

Please reserve early as these events sell out. Reserve Now. Students.

Innovation in Oxo Alcohols Catalysts

Speaker: Sarah Boisvert, Senior Analyst at Nexant

Abstract: The Oxo Process, or Hydroformylation, is an industrially important catalytic reaction of an olefin (most commonly a primary olefin) with carbon monoxide to produce an aldehyde, typically followed by hydrogenation to an alcohol (thus the term "oxo alcohols").

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The Oxo Process is the dominant process for production of multiple critical chemical intermediates, and has been used since the 1950s.

The most significant applications are in solvents, acrylates, and plasticizers.

Propylene-derived butyraldehydes are the most versatile and commercially valuable intermediates from the Oxo Process.

Changing market dynamics have spurred innovations in catalyst formulations with improved selectivity towards desired intermediates.

Technologies and recent catalyst innovations of the major oxo-alcohol process developers will be discussed.

Bio: Our March speaker is Sarah Boisvert, a Senior Analyst at Nexant, a globally recognized software, consulting and services leader that provides solutions to utilities, energy enterprises, chemical companies and government worldwide. Full Bio.

Costs: for Networking, Buffet, and Program. Reserve Now.

* Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25

* Non- Members and Guests: $40

* PDH credits for New York State PEs (when offered): an addit. $10

* Undergraduates - Free for undergrads. You must
register. Seating is limited, so please reserve early.

* Graduate Students - $10. Please
reserve here. Also, please register.

Registration: ALL attendees MUST pre-register before the meeting... by Friday, March 17th, 5 pm.

Program Details: The event begins at 5:30 pm with a Networking Event that includes a buffet supper (arriving at 6:00 pm) and with the presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  Attire: Professional casual attire is suggested. Please note the meeting room should be available about 5 pm - so early attendance is encouraged.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $15 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2017. Please notify Treasurer Andrew Sung that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
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