Patent Number: 7,713,903

Title: Carrier, a process for preparing the carrier, an olefin epoxidation catalyst, a process for preparing the catalyst, and a process for the production of an olefin oxide, A 1,2-diol, A 1,2-diol ether, or an alkanolamine

Abstract: A carrier that may be used in the manufacture of an olefin epoxidation catalyst is provided that is prepared from a process involving depositing boron on the carrier and subsequently calcining the carrier. Also provided is an olefin epoxidation catalyst comprising a silver component deposited on such a calcined carrier. Also provided is a process for the epoxidation of an olefin employing such a catalyst and a process for producing a 1,2-diol, a 1,2-diol ether, or an alkanolamine employing the olefin oxide.

Inventors: Lockemeyer; John Robert (Sugar Land, TX), Lu; Jian (Bellaire, TX), Vi; Nga Thi-Huyen (Katy, TX)

Assignee: Shell Oil Company

International Classification: B01J 21/02 (20060101); C07C 213/02 (20060101); C07C 213/04 (20060101); C07C 31/18 (20060101); C07D 301/06 (20060101); C07D 301/08 (20060101); C07D 301/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/11/12018