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Title: Hydrogenolysis of 6-carbon sugars and other organic compounds

Abstract

Methods for hydrogenolysis are described which use a Re-containing multimetallic catalyst for hydrogenolysis of both C--O and C--C bonds. Methods and compositions for reactions of hydrogen over a Re-containing catalyst with compositions containing a 6-carbon sugar, sugar alcohol, or glycerol 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.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175197
Patent Number(s):
6841085
Application Number:
10/000,836
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Werpy, Todd A., Frye, Jr., John G., Zacher, Alan H., and Miller, Dennis J.. Hydrogenolysis of 6-carbon sugars and other organic compounds. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Werpy, Todd A., Frye, Jr., John G., Zacher, Alan H., & Miller, Dennis J.. Hydrogenolysis of 6-carbon sugars and other organic compounds. United States.
Werpy, Todd A., Frye, Jr., John G., Zacher, Alan H., and Miller, Dennis J.. Tue . "Hydrogenolysis of 6-carbon sugars and other organic compounds". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175197.
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title = {Hydrogenolysis of 6-carbon sugars and other organic compounds},
author = {Werpy, Todd A. and Frye, Jr., John G. and Zacher, Alan H. and Miller, Dennis J.},
abstractNote = {Methods for hydrogenolysis are described which use a Re-containing multimetallic catalyst for hydrogenolysis of both C--O and C--C bonds. Methods and compositions for reactions of hydrogen over a Re-containing catalyst with compositions containing a 6-carbon sugar, sugar alcohol, or glycerol 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2005},
month = {1}
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Aqueous-phase hydrogenation of lactic acid to propylene glycol
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