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Title: Method and system for producing lower alcohols. [Heteropolyatomic lead salt coated with alkali metal formate]

Abstract

It is an object of the present invention to provide an improved catalyst for the reaction of carbon monoxide with water to produce methanol and other lower alcohols. It is a further object to provide a process for the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and water in which a relatively inexpensive catalyst permits the reaction at low pressures. It is also an object to provide a process for the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and water in which a relatively inexpensive catalyst permits the reaction at low pressures. It is also an object to provide a process for the production of methanol in which ethanol is also directly produced. It is another object to provide a process for the production of mixtures of methanol with ethanol and propanol from the reaction of carbon monoxide and water at moderate pressure with inexpensive catalysts. It is likewise an object to provide a system for the catalytic production of lower alcohols from the reaction of carbon monoxide and water at moderate pressure with inexpensive catalysts. In accordance with the present invention, a catalyst is provided for the reaction of carbon monoxide and water to produce lower alcohols. The catalyst includes amore » lead heteropolyatomic salt in mixture with a metal formate or a precursor to a metal formate.« less

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6981267
Application Number:
ON: DE84011285
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-09-025640; EDB-84-081079
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; ALCOHOLS; SYNTHESIS; CARBON MONOXIDE; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; LEAD COMPOUNDS; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; STEAM; ETHANOL; METHANOL; PROPANOLS; SYNTHESIS GAS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; FLUIDS; GASES; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; 090221* - Alcohol Fuels- Chemical Synthesis- (1976-1989)

Citation Formats

Rathke, J.W., Klingler, R.J., and Heiberger, J.J. Method and system for producing lower alcohols. [Heteropolyatomic lead salt coated with alkali metal formate]. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Rathke, J.W., Klingler, R.J., & Heiberger, J.J. Method and system for producing lower alcohols. [Heteropolyatomic lead salt coated with alkali metal formate]. United States.
Rathke, J.W., Klingler, R.J., and Heiberger, J.J. Mon . "Method and system for producing lower alcohols. [Heteropolyatomic lead salt coated with alkali metal formate]". United States.
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title = {Method and system for producing lower alcohols. [Heteropolyatomic lead salt coated with alkali metal formate]},
author = {Rathke, J.W. and Klingler, R.J. and Heiberger, J.J.},
abstractNote = {It is an object of the present invention to provide an improved catalyst for the reaction of carbon monoxide with water to produce methanol and other lower alcohols. It is a further object to provide a process for the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and water in which a relatively inexpensive catalyst permits the reaction at low pressures. It is also an object to provide a process for the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and water in which a relatively inexpensive catalyst permits the reaction at low pressures. It is also an object to provide a process for the production of methanol in which ethanol is also directly produced. It is another object to provide a process for the production of mixtures of methanol with ethanol and propanol from the reaction of carbon monoxide and water at moderate pressure with inexpensive catalysts. It is likewise an object to provide a system for the catalytic production of lower alcohols from the reaction of carbon monoxide and water at moderate pressure with inexpensive catalysts. In accordance with the present invention, a catalyst is provided for the reaction of carbon monoxide and water to produce lower alcohols. The catalyst includes a lead heteropolyatomic salt in mixture with a metal formate or a precursor to a metal formate.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {9}
}