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Method of dehalogenation using diamonds

United States Patent

November 7, 2000
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A method for preparing olefins and halogenated olefins is provided comprising contacting halogenated compounds with diamonds for a sufficient time and at a sufficient temperature to convert the halogenated compounds to olefins and halogenated olefins via elimination reactions.
Farcasiu; Malvina (Roslyn Harbor, NY), Kaufman; Phillip B. (Lafayette, LA), Ladner; Edward P. (Pittsburgh, PA), Anderson; Richard R. (Brownsville, PA)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 259,419
February 26, 1999
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to the employer-employee relationship of the U.S. Department of Energy and the inventor.