Patents Assigned to N. E. Chemcat Corporation
  • Patent number: 10981161
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique capable of adjusting the loading positions of gold and palladium in a VAM catalyst by a method of producing a palladium-gold loaded catalyst for vinyl acetate synthesis. The method includes a step of impregnating a spherical porous molded carrier of an inorganic oxide with a mixed aqueous solution containing a palladium precursor as a catalytically active species and a gold precursor as a co-catalyst component, and subsequently impregnating the resultant spherical porous molded carrier with an aqueous alkaline solution to water-insolubilize the palladium precursor and the gold precursor in the spherical porous molded carrier to obtain a palladium-gold immobilized spherical porous molded carrier; and a subsequent step of adjusting the moisture content of the palladium-gold immobilized spherical porous molded carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Miyaji, Hayato Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10906032
    Abstract: Described are catalysts effective to abate NOx, hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide from a gasoline engine exhaust gas. Such catalysts include a substrate having a first and second material disposed thereon, the first material effective to catalyze selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides in the presence of ammonia and the second material effective to abate hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, the first material comprising a molecular sieve promoted with copper and/or iron in a low loading, the second material comprising at least one oxide of Ni, Fe, Mn, Co, and Cu on a support selected from oxides of Ce, Ce—Zr, Zr, Mn, Pr and combinations thereof. Also described are gasoline engine exhaust gas treatment systems and methods of treating exhaust gas from a gasoline engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: BASF Corporation, N.E. Chemcat Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaolai Zheng, Michel Deeba, Xiaofan Yang, Qi Fu, Knut Wassermann, Makoto Nagata, Yasuharu Kanno, Hiroki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 10882033
    Abstract: A slurry composition for a catalyst and a method for producing the same, a catalyst and a method for producing the same using the slurry composition for a catalyst. The method omits many heretofore required treatment steps and reduces catalyst production cost. The method comprising the steps of providing a slurry composition for a catalyst, comprising at least an aluminosilicate, Cu, and water, and having a solid concentration of 0.1% by mass to 90% by mass, wherein a component for a catalyst has composition represented by Al2O3·xSiO2·yT2O·zCuO (wherein T is a quaternary ammonium cation, and x, y and z are numbers that satisfy 10?x?40, 0.1?y<2.0, and 0.1?z<2.0, respectively) in terms of molar ratio based on an oxide; coating at least one side of a support with this slurry composition; and heat-treating at 350° C. or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukio Takagi, Kiyohiko Saito, Yasuyuki Banno, Makoto Nagata
  • Patent number: 10857520
    Abstract: An exhaust gas-purifying three-way catalyst containing: (i) base material particles of a Nd-solid dissolved zirconia-based complex oxide comprising Nd and Zr as constituent metal elements in the following mass proportions: ZrO2 50 to 75% by mass; and Nd2O3 25 to 50% by mass, in terms of oxides; and (ii) Pd catalyst particles supported on the base material particles, wherein the Nd-solid dissolved zirconia-based complex oxide further contains at least one or more rare earth elements selected from the group consisting of yttrium, scandium, lanthanum, and praseodymium, as a constituent metal element, in an amount of a total of more than 0% by mass to 20% by mass or less in terms of an oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Takahashi, Akito Takayama, Hiroyuki Hara
  • Publication number: 20200360901
    Abstract: Provided is, for example, an exhaust gas-purifying three-way catalyst which is small in the amount of a platinum group element used, which can be early increased in temperature to a catalytically active temperature, which is suppressed in degradation in performance due to a catalyst poison included in an exhaust gas even if placed directly under an engine, and which is excellent in purification performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT Corporation
    Inventors: Toshinori ONUKI, Yoshinori TAKAHASHI
  • Publication number: 20200353447
    Abstract: Provided is, for example, an exhaust gas-purifying three-way catalyst which is suppressed in particle growth due to sintering of a catalytically active component on a carrier in exposure to a high temperature and thus is enhanced in purification performance, and a method for producing the same, as well as an integral structure type exhaust gas-purifying catalyst using the same. The exhaust gas-purifying three-way catalyst of the present invention includes a composite particle which contains a base material particle having a pore size of 100 to 650 nm as measured by a mercury intrusion method and a catalytically active particle of a platinum group element supported on the base material particle, in which a content proportion of the catalytically active particle is 0.001 to 30% by mass in total in terms of metal of the platinum group element, based on a total amount of the composite particle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HARA, Yuki TOYA, Hiroki NAKAYAMA, Takumi NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20200299239
    Abstract: An aromatic nitro compound has a structure in which a nitro group and a halogen atom, in a separated state, are directly bonded as substituents to the ring structure of the same ring; a reaction composition is provided which, in a hydrogenation reaction of the nitro group of said aromatic nitro compound, allows selectively hydrogenating the nitro group, and sufficiently reducing the separation of the halogen atom from the ring; also provided is a reaction system that uses this reaction composition. This reaction composition includes a catalyst which, with the aforementioned aromatic nitro compound as reactant, is used in a hydrogenation reaction of at least one of the one or more nitro groups of said reactant. Further, the reaction composition includes a base and an organic solvent. The catalyst includes a carrier, and Fe oxide particles and Pt particles supported by the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Suzuka, Tomoteru Mizusaki, Yusuke Nakaya, Yoshiyuki Wada, Yukio Takagi
  • Publication number: 20200290024
    Abstract: Provided is a catalyst mixture which, in a nitro group hydrogenation reaction of an aromatic nitro compound having a structure in which nitro groups and halogen atoms are directly bonded as substituents to a ring skeleton of the same ring while separated from each other, is capable of selectively hydrogenating the nitro groups and sufficiently reducing the removal of the halogen atoms from the ring. This catalyst mixture includes a catalyst which is used in a hydrogenation reaction of at least one among one or more nitro groups present in a reactant, which is an aromatic nitro compound having a structure in which one or more nitro groups and one or more halogen atoms are directly bonded as substituents to a ring skeleton of the same ring while separated from each other. This catalyst mixture further includes a base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoteru Mizusaki, Hiroyasu Suzuka, Yusuke Nakaya, Yoshiyuki Wada, Yukio Takagi
  • Publication number: 20200290967
    Abstract: An aromatic nitro compound has a structure in which a nitro group and a halogen atom, in a separated state, are directly bonded as substituents to the ring structure of the same ring; a reaction composition is provided which, in a hydrogenation reaction of the nitro group of said aromatic nitro compound, allows selectively hydrogenating the nitro group, and sufficiently reducing the separation of the halogen atom from the ring; also provided is a reaction system that uses this reaction composition. This reaction composition includes a solvent, and a catalyst which, with the aforementioned aromatic nitro compound as reactant, is used in a hydrogenation reaction of at least one of the one or more nitro groups of said reactant. The catalyst includes a carrier, and Fe oxide particles and Pt particles supported by the carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicants: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION, N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Suzuka, Tomoteru Mizusaki, Yusuke Nakaya, Yoshiyuki Wada
  • Patent number: 10765998
    Abstract: A three-way catalyst for purifying exhaust including noble metal components, enables sintering of the noble metal to be suppressed even at high temperature, enables carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) to be removed and a method for purifying exhaust gas. A carrier having a honeycomb structure is coated with two or more layers of the catalyst compositions, an upper layer including a heat resistant inorganic oxide supporting Pd and a La-containing oxide, a lower layer including a heat resistant inorganic oxide supporting Rh. The content of La in terms of La2O3 is 9.6 g/L to 23 g/L, the content of Ce in terms of CeO2 is 5 g/L to 20 g/L, and the content of Ba in terms of BaO is 1.2 g/L or less per unit volume of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Katoh, Akito Takayama
  • Publication number: 20200230583
    Abstract: It is intended to provide a novel zeolite with a rare earth element-substituted framework which has a higher amount of NOx adsorbed and a method for producing the same, and a NOx adsorption member and a catalyst for automobile exhaust gas, etc. comprising the same. The present invention provides a zeolite with a rare earth element-substituted framework, comprising at least a zeolite and at least one rare earth element selected from the group consisting of Ce, La, Nd and Pr, wherein a content ratio of the rare earth element is 1 to 15% by mass in total based on the total amount, and one or some of Al and/or Si atoms constituting the framework of the zeolite are replaced with the rare earth element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuyuki BANNO
  • Publication number: 20200188897
    Abstract: An organometallic complex catalyst is disclosed for use in a cross-coupling reaction. In formula (1), M is the coordination center and represents a metal atom such as Pd or an ion thereof. R1, R2, and R3 may be the same or different and are a substituent such as a hydrogen atom. R4, R5, R6, and R7 may be the same or different and are a substituent such as a hydrogen atom. X represents a halogen atom. R8 represents a substituent that has a ? bond and 3-20 carbon atoms. With regard to the electron-donating properties of R1-R7 with respect to the coordination center M of the ligand containing R1-R7 that is indicated in formula (2), R1-R7 are arranged in combination such that the TEP value obtained from infrared spectroscopy shifts toward the low frequency side compared to the TEP value of the ligand of formula (2-1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junchul Choi, Norihisa Fukaya, Shunya Onozawa, Kazuhiko Sato, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Tomoteru Mizusaki, Yukio Takagi
  • Publication number: 20200094237
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique capable of adjusting the loading positions of gold and palladium in a VAM catalyst by a method of producing a palladium-gold loaded catalyst for vinyl acetate synthesis. The method includes a step of impregnating a spherical porous molded carrier of an inorganic oxide with a mixed aqueous solution containing a palladium precursor as a catalytically active species and a gold precursor as a co-catalyst component, and subsequently impregnating the resultant spherical porous molded carrier with an aqueous alkaline solution to water-insolubilize the palladium precursor and the gold precursor in the spherical porous molded carrier to obtain a palladium-gold immobilized spherical porous molded carrier; and a subsequent step of adjusting the moisture content of the palladium-gold immobilized spherical porous molded carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki MIYAJI, Hayato MIYAZAKI
  • Publication number: 20200070126
    Abstract: There are provided an exhaust gas-purifying catalyst composition that can purify hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and the like discharged from an internal combustion engine or the like, and can maintain excellent purification performance particularly under a wide range of conditions from low temperature to high temperature, and a method for producing the same, and an automobile exhaust gas-purifying catalyst. The present invention provides an exhaust gas-purifying catalyst composition for purifying carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and the like in exhaust gas, comprising at least Rh; a complex oxide that is a particular Ce-containing component (A) and/or a particular Zr-containing component (B); and alumina, wherein Rh is supported on alumina together with the complex oxide, an amount of Rh supported is 0.01 to 5 wt % based on a total amount of Rh, the complex oxide, and alumina, and a content of the complex oxide is 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki HARA, Hiroki NAKAYAMA, Makoto NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20200055039
    Abstract: The present invention provides an exhaust gas purifying filter capable of efficiently burning and removing particulates captured by a partition wall, and a production method thereof. This exhaust gas purifying filter (CSF) of the present invention includes at least a honeycomb substrate having a porous partition wall configured to capture particulates (PM) such as soot in exhaust gas, and a catalyst carried by the honeycomb substrate and configured to burn and remove the particulates captured by the partition wall of the honeycomb substrate and deposited within cells, wherein the catalyst is carried concentrically in a shallow portion from the surface of the cell wall on the exhaust gas inflow side of the honeycomb substrate, and 65% or more of the total mass of the catalyst is present in a depth region from the surface of the cell wall of the honeycomb substrate up to 2/10 a with reference to the wall thickness a of the partition wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuto KAYADA, Ryuji ANDO
  • Publication number: 20200055035
    Abstract: The invention provides a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst effective in the abatement of nitrogen oxides (NOx), the SCR catalyst comprising a metal-promoted molecular sieve promoted with a metal selected from iron, copper, and combinations thereof, wherein the metal is present in an amount of 2.6% by weight or less on an oxide basis based on the total weight of the metal-promoted molecular sieve. A catalyst article, an exhaust gas treatment system method, and a method treating an exhaust gas stream, each comprising the SCR catalyst of the invention, are also provided. The SCR catalyst is particularly useful for treatment of exhaust from a lean burn gasoline engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Applicants: BASF Corporation, N. E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaolai Zheng, Mahmuda Choudhury, Patrick Burk, Makoto Nagata, Yasuharu Kanno, Hiroki Nakayama
  • Publication number: 20200003098
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device is capable of reducing the amount of NOx emissions generated at the time of cold start. An exhaust gas purification device includes a urea injection valve, a metal honeycomb, a temperature sensor, and an SCR catalyst in an exhaust passage. It is possible for an exhaust gas temperature of exhaust gas passing through the metal honeycomb to be increased by the metal honeycomb that is capable of being electrically heated by control executed by a control unit ECU. The exhaust gas temperature is detected by the temperature sensor. Based on a temperature-versus-ammonia adsorption amount profile stored in advance in a storage unit of the control unit ECU, ammonia is pre-adsorbed onto the metal honeycomb and the SCR catalyst, and the metal honeycomb is electrically heated at the time of cold start after the temperature detected by the temperature sensor becomes lower than 150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicants: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION, National Agency for Automobile and Land Transport Technology
    Inventors: Toshinori OKAJIMA, Makoto NAGATA, Nobunori OKUI, Kyohei YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190314761
    Abstract: A three-way catalyst for purifying exhaust including noble metal components, enables sintering of the noble metal to be suppressed even at high temperature, enables carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HC), and nitrogen oxides (NOx) to be removed and a method for purifying exhaust gas. A carrier having a honeycomb structure is coated with two or more layers of the catalyst compositions, an upper layer including a heat resistant inorganic oxide supporting Pd and a La-containing oxide, a lower layer including a heat resistant inorganic oxide supporting Rh. The content of La in terms of La2O3 is 9.6 g/L to 23 g/L, the content of Ce in terms of CeO2 is 5 g/L to 20 g/L, and the content of Ba in terms of BaO is 1.2 g/L or less per unit volume of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Katoh, Akito Takayama
  • Publication number: 20190308182
    Abstract: An organometallic complex catalyst is disclosed for use in a cross-coupling reaction. In formula (1), M is the coordination center and represents a metal atom such as Pd or an ion thereof. R1, R2, and R3 may be the same or different and are a substituent such as a hydrogen atom. R4, R5, R6, and R7 may be the same or different and are a substituent such as a hydrogen atom. X represents a halogen atom. R8 represents a substituent that has a ? bond and 3-20 carbon atoms. With regard to the electron-donating properties of R1-R7 with respect to the coordination center M of the ligand containing R1-R7 that is indicated in formula (2), R1-R7 are arranged in combination such that the TEP value obtained from infrared spectroscopy shifts toward the high frequency side compared to the TEP value of the ligand of formula (2-1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Applicants: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junchul Choi, Norihisa Fukaya, Shunya Onozawa, Kazuhiko Sato, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Tomoteru Mizusaki, Yukio Takagi
  • Publication number: 20190275500
    Abstract: There are provided an exhaust gas-purifying three-way catalyst having a large palladium surface area and excellent in heat resistance and three-way purification performance, easy to produce, and also excellent in productivity, and a method for producing the same, an exhaust gas-purifying catalytic converter, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: N.E. CHEMCAT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori TAKAHASHI, Akito TAKAYAMA, Hiroyuki HARA