Para Methoxy Phenyl Acetic Acid

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para methoxy phenyl acetic acid is used in the manufacture of penicillin. Mandelic Acid, phenyl glycollic acid, can be produced from phenylchloracetic acid. It is also used as an intermediate for pharmaceuticals (especially for dextromethorphan) and other organic synthesis. It is used as a plant growth regulator and herbicide.


Salient Technical Features

  • •  CSIR-IICT has developed the process from para methoxy acetophenone.

    •  The developed product is white in appearance.

    •  The purity of the product is as per the market specifications


Level/Scale of Development


CSIR-IICT has developed the process on 1kg batch size.


Status of Commercialization


The process is ready for demonstration at bench scale can be scaled up for pilot/commercial plant of capacity 1TPD to 5 TPD.


Major Raw Materials to be Utilized


para methoxy acetophenone and morpholine

Specific Raw Material Cost is Rs. 430-450/- per kg


Major Plant Equipment and Machinery Required


Stirred reactors, crystallizer, storage tanks & distillation columns


Technology Package


The scale-up studies and basic design report can be given to the Industry based on the planned capacity of the commercial plant.


For further information please contact


CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Uppal Road, Tarnaka,
Hyderabad - 500 007
Phone: +91-40-21791623