Pentaerythritol is an organic compound with the chemical formula C5H12O4. Pentaerythritol is white and crystalline in appearance with a stable solid. Pentaerythritol has found its use in a wide range of industries due to its multi-functionality and favourable physical & chemical properties.
Pentaerythritol, is manufactured by a process comprising the reaction between formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and sodium hydroxide, and acidification with formic acid. The reaction takes place in a reactor with supplies of formaldehyde, sodium hydroxide, acetaldehyde and formic acid and at the end the solution formed is sent to a buffer tank of larger capacity than the reactor.