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Selective thermal and photooxidation of hydrocarbons in zeolites by oxygen

United States Patent

December 11, 2001
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A process for a combined selective thermal oxidation and photooxidation of hydrocarbons adsorbed onto zeolite matrices. A highly combined selective thermal oxidation and photooxidation of unsubstituted or alkyl substituted alkanes, alkenes, aromatics and cycloalkyls in solvent free zeolites under dark thermal conditions or under irradiation with visible light. The process oxidizes hydrocarbons almost completely selectively without substantial production of byproducts.
Frei; Heinz (Berkeley, CA), Blatter; Fritz (Basel, CH), Sun; Hai (Saint Charles, MO)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 709,221
November 10, 2000
This invention was developed under the Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. The U.S. Government may have certain rights to this invention.