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Alcohol conversion

United States Patent

February 26, 2002
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Preparing an aldehyde from an alcohol by contacting the alcohol in the presence of oxygen with a catalyst prepared by contacting an intimate mixture containing metal oxide support particles and particles of a catalytically active metal oxide from Groups VA, VIA, or VIIA, with a gaseous stream containing an alcohol to cause metal oxide from the discrete catalytically active metal oxide particles to migrate to the metal oxide support particles and to form a monolayer of catalytically active metal oxide on said metal oxide support particles.
Wachs; Israel E. (Bridgewater, NJ), Cai; Yeping (Louisville, KY)
Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)
09/ 835,575
April 17, 2001
Financial support has been provided by the Division of Basic Energy Sciences of the Department of Energy, grant DEFG02-93ER 14550.