Selective catalytic oxidation of C1-C3 alkenes

David Chadwick (Inventor), Laura Torrente Murciano (Inventor), DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES INC (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A process for preparing an oxygenate product by direct conversion of a C1 -C3 alkane in either the gas or liquid phase, by contacting the selected alkane with hydrogen peroxide or a hydroperoxy species in the presence of a gold-based heterogeneous catalyst on a metal oxide support having a morphology of nanotubes, nanofibers, nanowires, or nanorods. The result is efficient conversion under mild conditions. The hydrogen peroxide or hydroperoxy species may themselves be prepared, in situ, by contacting a hydrogen source and oxygen in the presence of the same type of catalyst. The process may be particularly useful in the conversion of methane to methanol.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO 2011051643 (A1)
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

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ID number: WO 2011051643 (A1)


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