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Title: Low temperature catalysts for methanol production

Abstract

A catalyst and process useful at low temperatures (below about 160 C) and preferably in the range 80--120 C used in the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and hydrogen are 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 1-6 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:
OSTI Identifier:
7012210
Patent Number(s):
4619946
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-812705
Assignee:
PTO; EDB-94-122014
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 23 Dec 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; CARBON MONOXIDE; METHANATION; CATALYSTS; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; METHANOL; SYNTHESIS; ACETATES; CARBONYLS; CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS; COBALT COMPOUNDS; MOLYBDENUM COMPOUNDS; NICKEL COMPOUNDS; PALLADIUM COMPOUNDS; SODIUM HYDRIDES; TUNGSTEN COMPOUNDS; ALCOHOLS; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CARBOXYLIC ACID SALTS; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; HYDRIDES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; REFRACTORY METAL COMPOUNDS; SODIUM COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; 100200* - Synthetic Fuels- Production- (1990-); 010408 - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- C1 Processes- (1987-)

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., 1986. 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 C) and preferably in the range 80--120 C used in the production of methanol from carbon monoxide and hydrogen are 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 1-6 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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