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Method for conversion of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds

United States Patent

March 30, 2010
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A process is disclosed for conversion of salts of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and/or salts of .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds. Conversion products find use, e.g., as feedstock and/or end-use chemicals.
Lilga; Michael A. (Richland, WA), White; James F. (Richland, WA), Holladay; Johnathan E. (Kennewick, WA), Zacher; Alan H. (Kennewick, WA), Muzatko; Danielle S. (Kennewick, WA), Orth; Rick J. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 377,096
March 15, 2006
This invention was made with Government support under Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Number PNNL-217 between Battelle, as operator of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory under U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC0676RLO-1830, and Cargill, Inc. The Government has certain rights in the invention.