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Preparation of acetaldehyde

United States Patent

October 21, 1997
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Disclosed is a process for the preparation of acetaldehyde by the hydrogenation of ketene in the presence of a transition metal hydrogenation catalyst.
Tustin; Gerald Charles (Kingsport, TN), Depew; Leslie Sharon (Kingsport, TN)
Eastman Chemical Company (Kingsport, TN)
08/ 619,385
March 21, 1996
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC22-95PC93052 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.