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A catalyst comprising a mixture of metal A selected from the group of Fe, Co and Ni and metal B selected from the group of Zn and Ga, and a support material, wherein the two metals are present in an intermetallic composition; A method for the manufacture of the catalyst; and the use of above mentioned catalyst for the selective hydrogenation of acetylene to ethylene in a gas mixture comprising acetylenic impurities and hydrogen and one or more of, ethylene and carbon monoxide. The catalyst has a high selectivity and is based on easily available metal compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2009086839
Filing date16/07/2009
CountryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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International application published under the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

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