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Catalysts and methods of using the same

United States Patent

9,567,265
February 14, 2017
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The present invention provides a catalyst including a mesoporous silica nanoparticle and a catalytic material comprising iron. In various embodiments, the present invention provides methods of using and making the catalyst. In some examples, the catalyst can be used to hydrotreat fatty acids or to selectively remove fatty acids from feedstocks.
Slowing; Igor Ivan (Ames, IA), Kandel; Kapil (Webster, TX)
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (Ames, IA)
14/ 015,206
August 30, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under contract no. DE-AC02-07CH11358 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.