ApplicationNo. 565086 filed on 04/04/1975
US Classes:568/362, Phenol containing reactant568/835Cyclohexanol per se
ExaminersPrimary: Morgenstern, Norman
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassC07C 45/00 (20060101)
AbstractPhenol is reacted with hydrogen in contact with a nickel catalyst, wherein the concentration of hydrogen is controlled, and/or wherein controlled amounts of water are included in the reaction mixture, to produce cyclohexanol, or preferably cyclohexanol plus cyclohexanone. Optionally, the product stream from this reaction is used as the feed stream for a dehydrogenation reaction to produce cyclohexanone.