Patent Number: 6,169,218

Title: Selective hydrogenation of highly unsaturated compounds in hydrocarbon streams

Abstract: A process for the selective hydrogenation of the diolefins and acetylenic compounds in a olefin rich aliphatic hydrocarbon streams is disclosed wherein the selective hydrogenation is carried out at 40 to 300.degree. F. under low hydrogen partial pressure in the range of about 0.1 psi to less than 70 psia at 0 to 350 psig in a distillation column reactor containing a hydrogenation catalyst which serves as a component of a distillation structure, such as supported PdO encased in tubular wire mesh. Essentially no hydrogenation of the olefins occurs.

Inventors: Hearn; Dennis (Houston, TX), Arganbright; Robert P. (Seabrook, TX), Jones, Jr.; Edward M. (Friendswood, TX), Smith, Jr.; Lawrence A. (Bellaire, TX), Gildert; Gary R. (Houston, TX)

Assignee: Catalytic Distillation Technologies

International Classification: C07C 7/163 (20060101); C07C 7/00 (20060101); C10G 70/02 (20060101); C10G 70/00 (20060101); C10G 45/32 (20060101); C07C 005/03 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018