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||Ethanol production from acetic acid utilizing a cobalt catalyst
||Johnston, Victor J.; Kimmich, Barbara F.; Van Der Waal, Jan Cornelis; Zink, James H.; Zuzaniuk, Virginie; Chapman, Josefina T.; Chen, Laiyuan
||Celanese International Corporation, USA
||U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 11pp., Cont.-in-part of U.S. Ser. No. 56,470. CODEN: USXXCO
Disclosed is a process for the selective and direct formation of ethanol from acetic acid comprising contacting a feed stream contg. acetic acid and hydrogen in vapor form at an elevated temp. with a hydrogenation catalyst comprising cobalt and one or more metals selected from the group consisting of palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, rhenium, iridium, chromium, copper, tin, molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium, zinc, and iron on a catalyst support.
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