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Copper-containing zeolite catalysts

United States Patent

5,583,081
December 10, 1996
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A catalyst useful in the conversion of nitrogen oxides or in the synthesis of nitriles or imines from amines, formed by preparing an intimate mechanical mixture of a copper (II)-containing species, such as CuO or CuCl.sub.2, or elemental copper, with a zeolite having a pore mouth comprising 10 oxygen atoms, such as ZSM-5, converting the elemental copper or copper (II) to copper (I), and driving the copper (I) into the zeolite.
Price; Geoffrey L. (Baton Rouge, LA), Kanazirev; Vladislav (Sofia, BG)
Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and (Baton Rouge, LA), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia, BG)
08/ 115,192
August 31, 1993
The development of this invention was partially funded by the Government under grant no. DE-FG05-92ER14291 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.