The present invention relates generally to catalysts and methods for use in olefin production. More particularly, the present invention relates to novel amorphously supported single-center, Lewis acid metal ions and use of the same as catalysts.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED RESEARCH
 This invention was made with United States government support pursuant to a contract with the following agencies: U.S. Department of Energy (Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357). The United States government has certain rights in the invention.