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Title: Catalyst for producing lower alcohols

Abstract

A process and system for the production of the lower alcohols such as methanol, ethanol and propanol involves the reaction of carbon monoxide and water in the presence of a lead salt and an alkali metal formate catalyst combination. The lead salt is present as solid particles such as lead titanate, lead molybdate, lead vanadate, lead zirconate, lead tantalate and lead silicates coated or in slurry within molten alkali metal formate. The reactants, carbon monoxide and steam are provided in gas form at relatively low pressures below 100 atmospheres and at temperatures of 200-400.degree. C. The resulted lower alcohols can be separated into boiling point fractions and recovered from the excess reactants by distillation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Bolingbrook, IL
  2. Woodridge, IL
  3. Glen Ellyn, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866208
Patent Number(s):
4656152
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02P - CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION OR PROCESSING OF GOODS
C - CHEMISTRY C07 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY C07C - ACYCLIC OR CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
catalyst; producing; alcohols; process; production; methanol; ethanol; propanol; involves; reaction; carbon; monoxide; water; presence; lead; salt; alkali; metal; formate; combination; solid; particles; titanate; molybdate; vanadate; zirconate; tantalate; silicates; coated; slurry; molten; reactants; steam; provided; gas; form; relatively; pressures; below; 100; atmospheres; temperatures; 200-400; degree; resulted; separated; boiling; fractions; recovered; excess; distillation; pressures below; solid particles; carbon monoxide; alkali metal; molten alkali; catalyst combination; metal formate; solid particle; lead zirconate; /502/

Citation Formats

Rathke, Jerome W, Klingler, Robert J, and Heiberger, John J. Catalyst for producing lower alcohols. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Rathke, Jerome W, Klingler, Robert J, & Heiberger, John J. Catalyst for producing lower alcohols. United States.
Rathke, Jerome W, Klingler, Robert J, and Heiberger, John J. Thu . "Catalyst for producing lower alcohols". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866208.
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title = {Catalyst for producing lower alcohols},
author = {Rathke, Jerome W and Klingler, Robert J and Heiberger, John J},
abstractNote = {A process and system for the production of the lower alcohols such as methanol, ethanol and propanol involves the reaction of carbon monoxide and water in the presence of a lead salt and an alkali metal formate catalyst combination. The lead salt is present as solid particles such as lead titanate, lead molybdate, lead vanadate, lead zirconate, lead tantalate and lead silicates coated or in slurry within molten alkali metal formate. The reactants, carbon monoxide and steam are provided in gas form at relatively low pressures below 100 atmospheres and at temperatures of 200-400.degree. C. The resulted lower alcohols can be separated into boiling point fractions and recovered from the excess reactants by distillation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {1}
}

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