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Production of aromatics from di- and polyoxygenates

United States Patent

9,695,094
July 4, 2017
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Methods, catalysts, and reactor systems for producing in high yield aromatic chemicals and liquid fuels from a mixture of oxygenates comprising di- and polyoxygenates are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods, catalysts, and reactor systems for producing aromatic chemicals and liquid fuels from oxygenated hydrocarbons such as carbohydrates, sugars, sugar alcohols, sugar degradation products, and the like; and methods, catalysts, and reactor systems for producing the mixture of oxygenates from oxygenated hydrocarbons such as carbohydrates, sugars, sugar alcohols, sugar degradation products, and the like. The disclosed catalysts for preparing the mixture of oxygenates comprise a Ni.sub.nSn.sub.m alloy and a crystalline alumina support.
Beck; Taylor (Madison, WI), Blank; Brian (Monona, WI), Jones; Casey (Madison, WI), Woods; Elizabeth (Middleton, WI), Cortright; Randy (Madison, WI)
Virent, Inc. (Madison, WI)
15/ 217,715
20160332941
July 22, 2016
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under an award provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Award Nos. DE-EE0003044 and DE-EE0005006. The government has certain rights in the invention.