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Title: Hydrogenolysis of 5-carbon sugars, sugar alcohols, and other methods and compositions for reactions involving hydrogen

Abstract

Methods and compositions for reactions of hydrogen over a Re-containing catalyst with compositions containing a 5-carbon sugar, sugar alcohol, or lactic acid are described. It has been surprisingly discovered that reaction with hydrogen over a Re-containing multimetallic catalyst resulted in superior conversion and selectivity to desired products such as propylene glycol. A process for the synthesis of PG from lactate or lactic acid is also described.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. West Richland, WA
  2. Kennewick, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
874873
Patent Number(s):
6,479,713
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hydrogenolysis; 5-carbon; sugars; sugar; alcohols; methods; compositions; reactions; involving; hydrogen; re-containing; catalyst; containing; alcohol; lactic; acid; described; surprisingly; discovered; reaction; multimetallic; resulted; superior; conversion; selectivity; products; propylene; glycol; process; synthesis; pg; lactate; lactic acid; compositions contain; /999/

Citation Formats

Werpy, Todd A, and Zacher, Alan H. Hydrogenolysis of 5-carbon sugars, sugar alcohols, and other methods and compositions for reactions involving hydrogen. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Werpy, Todd A, & Zacher, Alan H. Hydrogenolysis of 5-carbon sugars, sugar alcohols, and other methods and compositions for reactions involving hydrogen. United States.
Werpy, Todd A, and Zacher, Alan H. Tue . "Hydrogenolysis of 5-carbon sugars, sugar alcohols, and other methods and compositions for reactions involving hydrogen". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874873.
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title = {Hydrogenolysis of 5-carbon sugars, sugar alcohols, and other methods and compositions for reactions involving hydrogen},
author = {Werpy, Todd A and Zacher, Alan H},
abstractNote = {Methods and compositions for reactions of hydrogen over a Re-containing catalyst with compositions containing a 5-carbon sugar, sugar alcohol, or lactic acid are described. It has been surprisingly discovered that reaction with hydrogen over a Re-containing multimetallic catalyst resulted in superior conversion and selectivity to desired products such as propylene glycol. A process for the synthesis of PG from lactate or lactic acid is also described.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2002},
month = {Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2002}
}

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