February 14, 2011

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Patent Number: US 7863489
Title: Direct and selective production of ethanol from acetic acid utilizing a platinum/tin catalyst
Inventor(s): Johnston, Victor J. Chen, Laiyuan; Kimmich, Barbara F.; Chapman, Josefina T.; Zink, James H.
Patent Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation
Source: U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 9pp. CODEN: USXXCO
Language:

English

Abstract:
A process for the selective production of ethanol by vapor phase reaction of acetic acid over a hydrogenating catalyst composition to form ethanol is disclosed and claimed. In an embodiment of this invention reaction of acetic acid and hydrogen over a platinum and tin supported on silica, graphite, calcium silicate or silica-alumina selectively produces ethanol in a vapor phase at a temperature of about 250.degree. C.

 

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