Process for the production of methyl methacrylate

G.R. Eastham (Inventor), D.W. Johnson (Inventor), A.J.J. Straathof (Inventor), Marco Fraaije (Inventor), Remko Winter (Inventor)

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A process of producing methyl methacrylate or derivatives thereof is described. The process includes the steps of; (i) converting 2-butanone to methyl propionate using a Baeyer-Villiger monooxygenase, and (ii) treating the methyl propionate produced to obtain methyl methacrylate or derivatives thereof. A method of preparing polymers or copolymers of methyl methacrylate or its derivatives is also described.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberMX2014014370 (A)
IPCC12N9/02; C12P7/62
Priority date28/05/2012
Publication statusPublished - 5-Feb-2015

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