September 5, 2011

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Patent Number: US 7994368
Title: Direct and selective production of acetaldehyde from acetic acid utilizing a supported metal catalyst
Inventor(s): Johnston, Victor J.; Zink, James H.; Chen, Laiyuan; Kimmich, Barbara F.; Chapman, Josefina T.; Van der Waal, Jan Cornelis; Zuzaniuk, Virginie
Patent Assignee(s): Celanese International Corporation, USA
Source: U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 12pp. CODEN: USXXCO
Language: English

Abstract:
A process for the selective production of acetaldehyde by vapor phase reaction of acetic acid over a hydrogenating catalyst composition to form acetaldehyde is disclosed and claimed. In an embodiment of this invention reaction of acetic acid and hydrogen over platinum and iron supported on silica selectively produces acetaldehyde in a vapor phase at about 300 degrees C.

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