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Catalytic partial oxidation of hydrocarbons

United States Patent

August 28, 2007
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A process for the production of a reaction product including a carbon containing compound. The process includes providing a film of a fuel source including at least one organic compound on a wall of a reactor, contacting the fuel source with a source of oxygen, forming a vaporized mixture of fuel and oxygen, and contacting the vaporized mixture of fuel and oxygen with a catalyst under conditions effective to produce a reaction product including a carbon containing compound. Preferred products include .alpha.-olefins and synthesis gas. A preferred catalyst is a supported metal catalyst, preferably including rhodium, platinum, and mixtures thereof.
Schmidt; Lanny D. (Minneapolis, MN), Krummenacher; Jakob J. (Minneapolis, MN), West; Kevin N. (Minneapolis, MN)
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
10/ 620,183
July 15, 2003
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The present invention was made with support by the ARL Collaborative Technology Alliance in Power and Energy, Cooperative Agreement No. DAAD19-01-2-0010, and P.O. #RBJ 77312 awarded by Caterpillar. Inc. (DOE Prime #DE-FC05-970R22579). The government may have certain rights in the invention.