Patent Number: 8,815,768

Title: Processes for making catalysts with acidic precursors

Abstract: The present invention relates to catalysts, to processes for making catalysts with acidic precursors and to chemical processes employing such catalysts. The catalysts are preferably used for converting acetic acid to ethanol. The catalyst comprises a precious metal and one or more active metals on a support, optionally a modified support.

Inventors: Zhou; Zhenhua (Houston, TX), Weiner; Heiko (Pasadena, TX)

Assignee: Celanese International Corporation

International Classification: B01J 23/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018