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Method for conversion of beta-hydroxy carbonyl compounds

United States Patent Application

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A process is disclosed for conversion of ammonium salts of .beta.-hydroxy carbonyl compounds forming useful conversion products including, e.g., .alpha., .beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds and/or ammonium salts of .alpha., .beta.-unsaturated carbonyl compounds recovered at a high molar yield. Conversion products find use, e.g., as feedstock and/or end-use chemicals.
Holladay, Johnathan E. (Kennewick, WA), Zacher, Alan H. (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/ 376,936
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.