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Process for the production of hydrogen peroxide from hydrogen and oxygen

United States Patent Application

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The present invention provides a process for the production of hydrogen peroxide by direct catalytic reaction of hydrogen and oxygen that uses as a catalyst, a platinum group metal on an acidified support. The present invention also provides a sol-gel catalyst for use in the process and a process for the preparation of the catalyst.
Lawal, Adeniyi (Livingston, NJ), Dada, Emmanuel A. (Bensalem, PA), Lee, Woo Young (Ridgewood, NJ), Pfeffer, Henry (Mercerville, NJ)
Stevens Institute of Technology, FMC Corporation
11/ 406,021
April 18, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-FC07-02ID 14427, CFDA #81.086 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).