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Title: Process for the conversion of lower alcohols to higher branched oxygenates

A process is provided for the production of branched C{sub x} oxygenates from lower alcohols such as methanol, ethanol, propanol and mixtures thereof. The process comprises contacting the lower alcohols with a solid catalyst comprising a mixed metal oxide support having components selected from the group consisting of oxides of zinc, magnesium, zirconia, titanium, manganese, chromium, and lanthanides, and an activation metal selected from the group consisting of Group VIII metal, Group IB metals, and mixtures thereof. The advantage of the process is improved yields and selectivity to isobutanol which can subsequently be employed in the production of high octane motor gasoline.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
378133
Assignee:
UOP, Des Plaines, IL (United States) PTO; SCA: 100200; PA: EDB-96:148707; SN: 96001666714
Patent Number(s):
US 5,559,275/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-391,892
Contract Number:
AC22-91PC90042
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 24 Sep 1996
Research Org:
UOP Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; METHANOL; ALKYLATION; PROPANOLS; 2-METHYLPROPANOL; SYNTHESIS; FUEL ADDITIVES; UNLEADED GASOLINE; CATALYSTS; CHEMICAL ACTIVATION; CHEMICAL REACTION YIELD