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Catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation process

United States Patent

September 17, 2002
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Olefins from High Yield Autothermal Reforming Process
A process for the production of a mono-olefin from a gaseous paraffinic hydrocarbon having at least two carbon atoms or mixtures thereof comprising reacting said hydrocarbons and molecular oxygen in the presence of a platinum catalyst. The catalyst consist essentially of platinum supported on alumina or zirconia monolith, preferably zirconia and more preferably in the absence of palladium, rhodium and gold.
Schmidt; Lanny D. (Minneapolis, MN), Huff; Marylin (St. Paul, MN)
Regents of the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
08/ 636,816
April 23, 1996
This invention relates to a process for the dehydrogenation of dehydrogenatable hydrocarbons in the presence of a selective oxidation/dehydrogenation catalyst and an oxygen-containing gas. This invention was made with government support under grant number DE-FG02-88ER13878-A02 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.