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A process is provided for the conversion of a hydrocarbon feedstock using catalyst system comprising one or more zeolites. The zeolites have been identified to be capable of selectively catalyzing the hydroisomerization reactions of linear or slightly branched long-chain hydrocarbons. Also provided is a method for the systematic discovery of zeolite framework types that are suitable for such conversion processes, according to a set of criteria: large affinity towards linear alkanes, high adsorption selectivity of linear over branched alkanes, and low adsorption selectivity of linear alkanes of different molecular weights.
Siepmann, Joern Ilja (Hastings, MN), Bai, Peng (Minneapolis, MN), Tsapatsis, Michael (Minneapolis, MN), Deem, Michael W. (West University Place, TX)
15/ 327,738
July 22, 2015
GOVERNMENT FUNDING [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-12ER16362 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.