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Gas phase heterogeneous catalytic oxidation of alkanes to aliphatic ketones and/or other oxygenates

United States Patent

March 17, 2015
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A catalyst, its method of preparation and its use for producing aliphatic ketones by subjecting alkanes C.sub.3 to C.sub.9 to a gas phase catalytic oxidation in the presence of air or oxygen, and, optionally, steam and/or one or more diluting gases. The catalyst comprises a catalytically active mixed metal oxide phase and a suitable support material onto and/or into which the active catalytic phase id dispersed.
Lin; Manhua (Warminster, PA), Wang; Xiang (Nanchang, CN), Yeom; Younghoon (Woodbridge, NJ)
Ever Nu Technology, LLC (Warminster, PA)
14/ 116,424
May 9, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The present invention was made with funds provided by the United State Department of Energy under Grant Nos. DE-FG02-03ER83652 and DE-FG02-05ER84321. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.