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Alkane oxidation with porphyrins and metal complexes thereof having haloalkyl side chains

United States Patent

June 23, 1998
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Transition metal complexes of meso-haloalkylporphyrins, wherein the haloalkyl groups contain 2 to 8 carbon atoms have been found to be highly effective catalysts for oxidation of alkanes and for the decomposition of hydroperoxides.
Wijesekera; Tilak (Glen Mills, PA), Lyons; James E. (Wallingford, PA), Ellis, Jr.; Paul E. (Downingtown, PA), Bhinde; Manoj V. (Boothwyn, PA)
Sun Company, Inc. (R&M) (Philadelphia, PA)
08/ 769,814
December 19, 1996
The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC21-90MC26029 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy.