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A process for the selective production of ethanol by vapor phase reaction of acetic acid over a hydrogenating catalyst composition to form ethanol is disclosed and claimed. In an embodiment of this invention reaction of acetic acid and hydrogen over a platinum and tin supported on silica, graphite, calcium silicate or silica-alumina selectively produces ethanol in a vapor phase at a temperature of about 250° C.

Title
Direct and selective production of ethanol from acetic acid utilizing a platinum/tin catalyst
Application Number
12/221141
Publication Number
7863489 (B2)
Application Date
July 31, 2008
Publication Date
January 4, 2011
Inventor
James H Zink
League City
TX, US
Josefina T Chapman
Houston
TX, US
Barbara F Kimmich
League City
TX, US
Laiyuan Chen
Houston
TX, US
Victor J Johnston
Houston
TX, US
Assignee
Celanese International Corporation
TX, US
IPC
C07C 29/149
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