A process for the production of a mono-olefin from a gaseous paraffinic hydrocarbon having at least two carbon atoms or mixtures thereof comprising reacting said hydrocarbons and molecular oxygen in the presence of a platinum catalyst. The catalyst consist essentially of platinum supported on alumina or zirconia monolith, preferably zirconia and more preferably in the absence of palladium, rhodium and gold.
This invention relates to a process for the dehydrogenation of dehydrogenatable hydrocarbons in the presence of a selective oxidation/dehydrogenation catalyst and an oxygen-containing gas. This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG02-88ER13878-A02 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.