The results of the oxidation of hexafluoropropylene (HFP) to hexafluoropropylene oxide (HFPO) have been presented. The oxidation was carried out in an autoclave within the range of temperatures of 120 - 170°C and in the presence of an organic solvent (carbon tetrachloride). Molecular oxygen was used here as an oxidizing agent. The influence of: the molar ratio of HFP/O from 13.4 to 4.09:1, the process temperature, the addition of inert gas (nitrogen) from 4 to 18 atm and the periodical dosing of oxygen were investigated. The functions describing the process were: the conversion of HFP and the yield of HFPO in relation to HFP consumed. The presented process is very interesting owing to a wide application of HFPO.
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