Reaction Kinetics of Methanol and Maleic Anhydride
In this article, the esterification of methanol with maleic anhydride has been studied. The focus was on the production kinetics of monomethyl maleate. A three neck flask with a flux condenser and stirrer was taken as a batch reactor. The temperature was maintained and controlled by a thermostat. Data of concentration and time were collected by monitoring the change of the total acid. The production rate equation of monomethyl maleate was obtained through analyzing the data, which is .
Zhong Cao, Lixian Sun, Xueqiang Cao, Yinghe He
T. G. Wang and Y. M. Shen, "Reaction Kinetics of Methanol and Maleic Anhydride", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 233-235, pp. 1623-1627, 2011