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Title: Liquid phase low temperature method for production of methanol from synthesis gas and catalyst formulations therefor

Abstract

The invention provides a homogenous catalyst for the production of methanol from purified synthesis gas at low temperature and low pressure which includes a transition metal capable of forming transition metal complexes with coordinating ligands and an alkoxide, the catalyst dissolved in a methanol solvent system, provided the transition metal complex is not transition metal carbonyl. The coordinating ligands can be selected from the group consisting of N-donor ligands, P-donor ligands, O-donor ligands, C-donor ligands, halogens and mixtures thereof.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175438
Patent Number(s):
6,921,733
Application Number:
10/046,603
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Mahajan, Devinder. Liquid phase low temperature method for production of methanol from synthesis gas and catalyst formulations therefor. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Mahajan, Devinder. Liquid phase low temperature method for production of methanol from synthesis gas and catalyst formulations therefor. United States.
Mahajan, Devinder. 2005. "Liquid phase low temperature method for production of methanol from synthesis gas and catalyst formulations therefor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175438.
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abstractNote = {The invention provides a homogenous catalyst for the production of methanol from purified synthesis gas at low temperature and low pressure which includes a transition metal capable of forming transition metal complexes with coordinating ligands and an alkoxide, the catalyst dissolved in a methanol solvent system, provided the transition metal complex is not transition metal carbonyl. The coordinating ligands can be selected from the group consisting of N-donor ligands, P-donor ligands, O-donor ligands, C-donor ligands, halogens and mixtures thereof.},
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