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Title: Process for producing dimethyl ether from synthesis gas

This invention pertains to a Fischer Tropsch process for converting synthesis gas to an oxygenated hydrocarbon with particular emphasis on dimethyl ether. Synthesis gas comprising carbon monoxide and hydrogen are converted to dimethyl ether by carrying out the reaction in the presence of an alkali metal-manganese-iron carbonyl cluster incorporated onto a zirconia-alumina support.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7261821
Report Number(s):
US 4521540; A
PPN: US 6-592324
DOE Contract Number:
AC22-80PC30021
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 22 Mar 1984
Research Org:
Air Products and Chemicals Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ALKALI METALS; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; CARBON MONOXIDE; METHANATION; IRON COMPOUNDS; MANGANESE; METHYL ETHER; FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; CARBONYLS; CATALYST SUPPORTS; ZIRCONIUM OXIDES; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ELEMENTS; ETHERS; METALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; ZIRCONIUM COMPOUNDS 100200* -- Synthetic Fuels-- Production-- (1990-); 010408 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- C1 Processes-- (1987-)