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Catalytic oxidation of dimethyl ether

United States Patent

May 10, 2016
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A composition for oxidizing dimethyl ether includes an alloy supported on carbon, the alloy being of platinum, ruthenium, and palladium. A process for oxidizing dimethyl ether involves exposing dimethyl ether to a carbon-supported alloy of platinum, ruthenium, and palladium under conditions sufficient to electrochemically oxidize the dimethyl ether.
Zelenay; Piotr (Los Alamos, NM), Wu; Gang (Los Alamos, NM), Johnston; Christina M. (Los Alamos, NM), Li; Qing (Providence, RI)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 840,831
March 15, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.