Patents Represented by Attorney Cortian R. Schupbach, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4173575
    Abstract: A catalyst having the structural formula ##STR1## wherein R is 0 or an alkyl having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms and wherein P is a polystyrene polymer backbone, where the 6-member ring is part of the polymer. The catalyst is useful for converting olefins to aldehydes in high yield under reaction temperatures of from about to C. and pressures of about 300 to about 5000 psig in the presence of hydrogen and carbon monoxide yielding gases, and preferably polymer swelling solvents such as benzene, THF and toluene. The catalyst is also useful in hydrogenation reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1979
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventor: John T. Carlock
  • Patent number: 4128405
    Abstract: A method for adsorbing VCM from vapors through the use of incompletely dried activated carbon under essentially adiabatic conditions allowing most of the VCM to adsorb on carbon having water previously adsorbed, the heat of adsorption of VCM desorbing the water instead of heating the carbon bed. The VCM adsorption is greater than that found on a dry bed when an adiabatic temperature rise is allowed to occur on the dry bed. A portion of the carbon bed can be kept dry if necessary to reach desired VCM levels. The advantage of the invention resides in adsorbing greater amounts of VCM per pound of carbon used, less drying necessary after regeneration, and less likelihood of high temperature deleterious reactions occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1978
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Frohreich, John F. Scamehorn
  • Patent number: 4093667
    Abstract: Preparation of 4-n-hexylresorcinol is achieved by a two-step process involving: first preparing hexyl resorcyl ethers by reacting resorcinol with a hexylating agent having the general formula 1-C.sub.6 H.sub.13 X in the presence of a base, and second, treating the reaction product obtained with a catalyst to yield 4-n-hexylresorcinol by a rearrangement process. X can be selected from the group consisting of Cl- Br-, I-, ArSO.sub.3.sup.-, and similar materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Continental Oil Company
    Inventor: Charles Masterson Starks