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Title: Low temperature catalysts for methanol production

Abstract

A catalyst and process useful at low temperatures (below about 160.degree. C.) and preferably in the range 80.degree.-120.degree. 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 1-6 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:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. 1 Miller Ave., Shoreham, NY 11786
  2. 7 Florence Rd., Hampton Bays, NY 11946
  3. 11 Geiger Pl., Huntington Station, NY 11746
  4. 14 Locust Ct., Selden, NY 11784
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ASSOC UNIVERSITIES INC
OSTI Identifier:
866058
Patent Number(s):
4623634
Assignee:
Sapienza, Richard S. (1 Miller Ave., Shoreham, NY 11786);Slegeir, William A. (7 Florence Rd., Hampton Bays, NY 11946);O'Hare, Thomas E. (11 Geiger Pl., Huntington Station, NY 11746);Mahajan, Devinder (14 Locust Ct., Selden, NY 11784)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
temperature; catalysts; methanol; production; catalyst; process; useful; temperatures; below; 160; degree; preferably; range; 80; -120; carbon; monoxide; hydrogen; disclosed; slurry; form; comprises; complex; reducing; agent; derived; component; structure; nah-rona-m; oac; selected; consisting; pd; alkyl; containing; 1-6; atoms; effective; combination; metal; carbonyl; preferred; precursor; nic; tertiary; amyl; subjected; conditioning; activating; step; pressure; similar; parameters; afford; active; active catalyst; preferred metal; catalyst precursor; activating step; slurry form; ethanol production; carbon monoxide; carbon atoms; reducing agent; metal carbonyl; carbon atom; methanol production; structure nah-rona-m; process useful; preferred catalyst; agent derived; complex reducing; component structure; metal carbon; tertiary amyl; temperature catalysts; /502/

Citation Formats

Sapienza, Richard S, Slegeir, William A, O'Hare, Thomas E, and Mahajan, Devinder. Low temperature catalysts for methanol production. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Sapienza, Richard S, Slegeir, William A, O'Hare, Thomas E, & Mahajan, Devinder. Low temperature catalysts for methanol production. United States.
Sapienza, Richard S, Slegeir, William A, O'Hare, Thomas E, and Mahajan, Devinder. Wed . "Low temperature catalysts for methanol production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866058.
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abstractNote = {A catalyst and process useful at low temperatures (below about 160.degree. C.) and preferably in the range 80.degree.-120.degree. 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 1-6 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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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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