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||Direct and selective production of ethanol from acetic acid utilizing a platinum/tin catalyst
||Johnston, Victor J. Chen, Laiyuan; Kimmich, Barbara F.; Chapman, Josefina T.; Zink, James H.
||Celanese International Corporation
||U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 9pp. CODEN: USXXCO
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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