(The mixture of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone produced from cyclohexane is commercially called "KA oil", the abbreviation of "Ketone-Alcohol oil".)
Other patented processes include those using phenol as feedstock. For example, phenol can be oxidized to KA oil, which is further processed give adipic acid. Utilizing principles of green chemistry, a new method of synthesis has been developed, which involves oxidizing cyclohexene with hydrogen peroxide via a tungsten catalyst and a phase transfer catalyst to produce adipic acid. The waste product is water.
Adipic Acid Market Demonstrates Gradual Recovery According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.(Industry overview)
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Adipic acid: Drastic import increase exceeding domestic demand. (Market Report).(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
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