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Category: Reactions and Processes
Question: Can vinyl chloride monomers be produced directly from ethane?
Keywords: vcm,vcm,vinyl,chloride,monomer,ethane,direct,conversion
Answer: European Vinyls Group uses a proprietary catalyst that allow the conversion of ethane directly to VCM (vinyl chloride monomer). Previous attempts were unsuccessful because reaction temperatures above 500 0C were necessary for a profitable reaction. These reaction temperatures resulted in the HCl corrosion of much of the equipment.


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