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Porphyrins

United States Patent

5,571,908
November 5, 1996
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The invention comprises new compositions of matter, which are iron, manganese, cobalt or ruthenium complexes of porphyrins having hydrogen, haloalkyl or haloaryl groups in meso positions, two of the opposed meso atoms or groups being hydrogen or haloaryl, and two of the opposed meso atoms or groups being hydrogen or haloalkyl, but not all four of the meso atoms or groups being hydrogen. The invention also comprises new compositions of matter in which all four of the meso positions are substituted with haloalkyl groups and the beta positions are substituted with halogen atoms. A new method of synthesizing porphyrinogens is also provided. The novel compositions and others made according to the process of the invention are useful as hydrocarbon conversion catalysts; for example, for the oxidation of alkanes and the decomposition of hydroperoxides.
Wijesekera; Tilak (Glen Mills, PA), Lyons; James E. (Wallingford, PA), Ellis, Jr.; Paul E. (Downingtown, PA)
Sun Company, Inc. (R&M) (Philadelphia, PA)
08/ 174,732
December 29, 1993
The government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC21-90MC26029 awarded hy the U.S. Department of Energy.