A process of preparing a Group IV, V, or VI metal carbonitride including reacting a Group IV, V, or VI metal amide complex with ammonia to obtain an intermediate product; and, heating the intermediate product to temperatures and for times sufficient to form a Group IV, V, or VI metal carbonitride is provided together with the product of the process and a process of reforming an n-alkane by use of the product.
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to catalysis and more particularly to supported metal alloyed catalysts. This invention is the result of a contract with the Department of Energy (Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36).