June 24, 2013

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Patent Number: US 8450535
Title: Ethanol production from acetic acid utilizing a cobalt catalyst
Inventor(s): Johnston, Victor J.; Kimmich, Barbara F.; Van Der Waal, Jan Cornelis; Zink, James H.; Zuzaniuk, Virginie; Chapman, Josefina T.; Chen, Laiyuan
Patent Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation, USA
Source: U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 11pp., Cont.-in-part of U.S. Ser. No. 56,470. CODEN: USXXCO
Language: English

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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