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Title: Low temperature catalysts for methanol production

Abstract

A catalyst and process useful at low temperatures (below about 160/sup 0/C) and preferably in the range 80 to 120/sup 0/C used in the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and hydrogen is disclosed. The catalyst is used in slurry form and comprises a complex reducing agent derived from the component structure NaH-RONa-M(OAc)/sub 2/ where M is selected from the group consisting of Ni, Pd, and Co and R is a lower alkyl group containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms. This catalyst is preferably used alone but is also effective in combination with a metal carbonyl of a group VI (Mo, Cr, W) metal. The preferred catalyst precursor is Nic (where M = Ni and R = tertiary amyl). Mo(CO)/sub 6/ is the preferred metal carbonyl if such component is used. The catalyst is subjected to a conditioning or activating step under temperature and pressure, similar to the parameters given above, to afford the active catalyst.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5658447
Application Number:
ON: DE86013786
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; ACETATES; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; CARBON MONOXIDE; METHANATION; CATALYSTS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; METHANOL; SODIUM HYDRIDES; CATALYSIS; HYDROGENATION; MEDIUM TEMPERATURE; SLURRIES; ALCOHOLS; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; DISPERSIONS; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; MIXTURES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; SUSPENSIONS; SYNTHESIS; 400301* - Organic Chemistry- Chemical & Physicochemical Properties- (-1987); 090221 - Alcohol Fuels- Chemical Synthesis- (1976-1989)

Citation Formats

Sapienza, R S, Slegeir, W A, O'Hare, T E, and Mahajan, D. Low temperature catalysts for methanol production. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Sapienza, R S, Slegeir, W A, O'Hare, T E, & Mahajan, D. Low temperature catalysts for methanol production. United States.
Sapienza, R S, Slegeir, W A, O'Hare, T E, and Mahajan, D. Tue . "Low temperature catalysts for methanol production". United States.
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abstractNote = {A catalyst and process useful at low temperatures (below about 160/sup 0/C) and preferably in the range 80 to 120/sup 0/C used in the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and hydrogen is disclosed. The catalyst is used in slurry form and comprises a complex reducing agent derived from the component structure NaH-RONa-M(OAc)/sub 2/ where M is selected from the group consisting of Ni, Pd, and Co and R is a lower alkyl group containing 1 to 6 carbon atoms. This catalyst is preferably used alone but is also effective in combination with a metal carbonyl of a group VI (Mo, Cr, W) metal. The preferred catalyst precursor is Nic (where M = Ni and R = tertiary amyl). Mo(CO)/sub 6/ is the preferred metal carbonyl if such component is used. The catalyst is subjected to a conditioning or activating step under temperature and pressure, similar to the parameters given above, to afford the active catalyst.},
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