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Method and apparatus for conversion of beta-hydroxy carbonyl compounds

United States Patent Application

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A process and apparatus are disclosed for conversion of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., acrylic acid [CAS No. 79-10-7], acrylates, and acrylamide [CAS No. 79-06-01]. Conversion products find use, e.g., as feedstock and/or end-use chemicals.
Zacher, Alan H. (Kennewick, WA), Holladay, Johnathan E. (Kennewick, WA), Lilga, Michael A. (Richland, WA), White, James F. (Richland, WA), Muzatko, Danielle S. (Kennewick, WA), Orth, Rick J. (Kennewick, WA), Tsobanakis, Paraskevas (Inver Grove Heights, MN), Meng, Xiangsheng (Chanhassen, MN), Abraham, Timothy W. (Minnetonka, MN)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland WA), Cargill, Incorporated (Minneapolis MN)
11/ 377,052
March 15, 2006
[0001] 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.