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Methods for treating a metathesis feedstock with metal alkoxides

United States Patent

9,944,860
April 17, 2018
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Various methods are provided for treating and reacting a metathesis feedstock. In one embodiment, the method includes providing a feedstock comprising a natural oil, chemically treating the feedstock with a metal alkoxide under conditions sufficient to diminish catalyst poisons in the feedstock, and, following the treating, combining a metathesis catalyst with the feedstock under conditions sufficient to metathesize the feedstock.
Cohen; Steven A. (Naperville, IL), Anderson; Donde R. (Woodridge, IL), Wang; Zhe (Aurora, IL), Champagne; Timothy M. (Orange, CA), Ung; Thay A. (Monrovia, CA)
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. (Woodridge, IL)
14/ 204,753
20140275681
March 11, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under grant no. DE-EE0002872/001 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.