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Hydrogenation of biomass-derived substrates

United States Patent

June 7, 2016
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The .alpha.,.beta.-unsaturated ketone moiety of a substrate representative of non-food based biomass was hydrogenated to the corresponding saturated alcohol moiety using a composition including (1) a copper salt; (2) a phosphine; (3) a polar aprotic solvent such as acetonitrile, and (4) a compound suitable for providing hydrogen for the hydrogenation, such as a suitable silane material or a suitable siloxane material.
Gordon; John C. (Los Alamos, NM), Waidmann; Christopher R. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
14/ 386,381
March 13, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.