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Wayne R Pretzer, Thaddeus P Kobylinski, John E Bozik: Selective formation of ethanol from methanol, hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Gulf Research & Development Company, January 9, 1979: US04133966 (76 worldwide citation)

A process for the selective formation of ethanol which comprises contacting methanol, hydrogen and carbon monoxide with a catalyst system comprising cobalt acetylacetonate, a tertiary organo Group V A compound of the periodic Table, a first promoter comprising an iodine compound and a second promote ...


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Thomas V Harris, Cyrus A Irani, Wayne R Pretzer: Enhanced oil recovery using CO.sub.2 flooding. Chevron Research Company, Edward J Keeling, Ernest A Schaal, April 3, 1990: US04913235 (27 worldwide citation)

A method of increasing the viscosity of CO.sub.2 at least three-fold by adding (1) a viscosifying amount of a polymer having a Minimum Solubility Parameter of 6.85 or less and a plurality of electron donor atoms selected from the group consisting of O, N, and S, and (2) a sufficient amount of a coso ...


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Wayne R Pretzer, Thaddeus P Kobylinski, John E Bozik: Ethanol from methanol. Gulf Research & Development Company, December 16, 1980: US04239924 (24 worldwide citation)

A process for selectively producing ethanol which comprises introducing into a reaction zone (1) methanol, (2) hydrogen, (3) carbon monoxide, (4) a cobalt tricarbonyl complex, (5) an iodine compound and (6) a ruthenium compound and then subjecting the contents of said reaction zone to an elevated te ...


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Mohammad M Habib, Wayne R Pretzer: Process for producing ethanol. Gulf Research & Development Company, Deane E Keith, Forrest D Stine, Joseph J Carducci, October 5, 1982: US04352947 (24 worldwide citation)

A process for selectively producing alcohols, particularly ethanol, which comprises introducing into a reaction zone (1) methanol, (2) carbon monoxide, (3) hydrogen, (4) cobalt, (5) iodine, (6) ruthenium and (7) a ligand containing atoms from Group VA of the Periodic Table separated by a sterically ...


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Wayne R Pretzer, Thaddeus P Kobylinski, John E Bozik: Process for the selective preparation of acetaldehyde from methanol and synthesis gas. Gulf Research & Development Company, Cleveland R Williams, April 24, 1979: US04151208 (19 worldwide citation)

A process for selectively producing acetaldehyde which comprises contacting methanol, hydrogen and carbon monoxide with cobalt (II) meso-tetraaromaticporphine and an iodine promoter.


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Thomas V Harris, Cyrus A Irani, Wayne R Pretzer: Increasing the viscosity of CO.sub.2 solutions. Chevron Research Company, E A Schaal, E J Keeling, September 3, 1991: US05045220 (18 worldwide citation)

A method of increasing the viscosity of CO.sub.2 at least three-fold by adding (1) a viscosifying amount of a polymer having a Minimum Solubility Parameter of 6.85 or less and a plurality of electron donor atoms selected from the group consisting of O, N, and S, and (2) a sufficient amount of a coso ...


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Richard G Austin, Wayne R Pretzer, Thaddeus P Kobylinski: Decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide using a stable carbonium, tropylium or oxonium salt as the catalyst. Gulf Research and Development Company, June 24, 1980: US04209465 (12 worldwide citation)

Cumene hydroperoxide is decomposed to phenol and acetone using an isolable carbonium, tropylium or oxonium salt as the catalyst. Triphenylcarbonium tetrafluoborate catalyzes the decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide to phenol and acetone.


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Richard G Austin, Wayne R Pretzer, Thaddeus P Kobylinski: Decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide and recovery of boron trifluoride catalyst. Gulf Research & Development Company, May 12, 1981: US04267379 (12 worldwide citation)

Cumene hydroperoxide is decomposed to phenol and acetone using boron trifluoride or boron trifluoride complexed with an oxygen-containing polar compound as the decomposition catalyst. The boron trifluoride in the reaction product is then complexed with an amine such as trimethyl amine for recovery a ...


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Wayne R Pretzer, Thaddeus P Kobylinski, John E Bozik: Process for producing acetaldehyde. Gulf Research & Development Company, December 16, 1980: US04239705 (11 worldwide citation)

A process for selectively producing acetaldehyde which comprises introducing into a reaction zone (1) methanol, (2) hydrogen, (3) carbon monoxide, (4) an arsenic-cobalt tricarbonyl complex and (5) an iodine compound and then subjecting the contents of said reaction zone to an elevated temperature an ...