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Ruthenium on rutile catalyst, catalytic system, and method for aqueous phase hydrogenations

United States Patent

6,235,797
May 22, 2001
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An essentially nickel- and rhenium-free catalyst is described comprising ruthenium on a titania support where the titania is greater than 75% rutile. A catalytic system containing a nickel-free catalyst comprising ruthenium on a titania support where the titania is greater than 75% rutile, and a method using this catalyst in the hydrogenation of an organic compound in the aqueous phase is also described.
Elliot; Douglas C. (Richland, WA), Werpy; Todd A. (West Richland, WA), Wang; Yong (Richland, WA), Frye, Jr.; John G. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
09/ 389,389
September 3, 1999
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO 1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.