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Title: High octane ethers from synthesis gas-derived alcohols. [Catalyst names: Amberlyst-15, BioRad AG 50WX2, Nafion-H microsaddles, and Purolite 150]

The objective of the proposed research is to synthesize high octane ethers, primarily methyl isobuty ether (MIBE) and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), directly from H{sub 2}/CO/CO{sub 2} coal-derived synthesis gas via alcohol mixtures that are rich in methanol and 2-methyl-1-butanol (isobutanol). The overall scheme involves gasification of coal, purification and shifting of the synthesis gas, higher alcohol synthesis, and direct synthesis of ethers.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6085388
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/90044-4
ON: DE92004519
DOE Contract Number:
AC22-90PC90044
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA (United States). Zettlemoyer Center for Surface Studies
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ALCOHOLS; CONVERSION; CATALYSTS; ETHERS; SYNTHESIS; BUTANOLS; CARBONIUM COMPOUNDS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; ION EXCHANGE; METHANOL; OCTANE; PROGRESS REPORT; RESINS; SYNTHESIS GAS; ALKANES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; DOCUMENT TYPES; FLUIDS; GASES; HYDROCARBONS; HYDROXY COMPOUNDS; KINETICS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC POLYMERS; PETROCHEMICALS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; POLYMERS; REACTION KINETICS 010408* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- C1 Processes-- (1987-)