Of Group I (i.e., Alkali, Ag, Au Or Cu) Patents (Class 502/243)
  • Patent number: 10300461
    Abstract: In order to specify a catalytic converter, especially SCR catalytic converter, with maximum catalytic activity, this catalytic converter has at least one catalytically active component and additionally at least one porous inorganic filler component having meso- or macroporosity. The organic porous filler component has a proportion of about 5 to 50% by weight. More particularly, a diatomaceous earth or a pillared clay material is used as the porous inorganic filler component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Juergen Bauer, Ralf Dotzel, Joerg Walter Jodlauk, Rainer Leppelt, Joerg Werner Muench
  • Patent number: 10150099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a porous catalyst support, consisting of a material comprising a natural sheet silicate, containing ZrO2 dispersed throughout the material. The present invention also relates to a method for the production of the catalyst support according to the invention and to a shell catalyst containing the catalyst support according to the invention and also the use of the catalyst according to the invention in particular for the production of vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Gerhard Mestl, Peter Scheck
  • Patent number: 9943829
    Abstract: A method of preparing a hydrogenation catalyst, for example, a phthalate hydrogenation catalyst, comprising contacting a silica support having a median pore size of at least about 10 nm with a silylating agent to form an at least partially coated silica support, calcining said coated silica support to form a treated silica support, and depositing a noble metal, preferably ruthenium, on the treated silica support, and optionally contacting the treated silica support with an optional chelating agent to form the hydrogenation catalyst; a hydrogenation catalyst prepared by that method; and a method of hydrogenating unsaturated hydrocarbons, such as phthalates, in which an unsaturated hydrocarbon is contacted with hydrogen gas in the presence of the hydrogenation catalyst of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Chuansheng Bai, Jean W. Beeckman, Adrienne J. Thornburg, Natalie A. Fassbender, Sabato Miseo, Stuart L. Soled
  • Patent number: 9901906
    Abstract: Disclosed are a composite oxide which is capable of maintaining a large specific surface area even used in a high temperature environment, and which has excellent heat resistance and reducibility, as well as a method for producing the composite oxide and a catalyst for exhaust gas purification employing the composite oxide. The composite oxide contains cerium and at least one of rare earth metal elements other than cerium and including yttrium, at a mass ratio of 85:15 to 99:1 in terms oxides, and further containing silicon at more than 0 parts by mass and not more than 20 parts by mass in terms of SiO2 with respect to 100 parts by mass of the total of the cerium and the at least one of rare earth metal elements other than cerium and including yttrium, wherein the composite oxide has a specific surface area of not less than 40 m2/g as measured by the BET method after calcination at 900° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIAL CHEM JAPAN, LTD.
    Inventors: Naotaka Ohtake, Kazuhiko Yokota
  • Patent number: 9764959
    Abstract: A nanostructured metal oxide composition comprising hydroxides or oxygen vacancies or both hydroxides and oxygen vacancies on its surface is described. A process for preparing the nanostructured metal oxide composition comprising hydroxides or oxygen vacancies or both hydroxides and oxygen vacancies on its surface, which hydroxides and oxygen vacancies can participate in chemical reactions, which composition is prepared by a method selected from the group of methods comprising: i) controlled thermally induced dehydroxylation of nanostructured metal hydroxide precursors; ii) thermochemical reaction of said nanostructured metal oxide with hydrogen gas; iii) vacuum thermal treatment of said nanostructured metal oxide; and iv) aliovalent doping with a lower oxidation state metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Ozin, Thomas Edward Wood, Laura Brennan Hoch
  • Patent number: 9731285
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a process for producing an oxide catalyst used in a vapor-phase catalytic oxidation or vapor-phase catalytic ammoxidation reaction of propane or isobutene, which enables a catalyst demonstrating favorable yield to be stably produced. According to the present invention, there is provided a process for producing an oxide catalyst used in a vapor-phase catalytic oxidation or vapor-phase catalytic ammoxidation reaction of propane or isobutane, comprising the steps of: (i) preparing a catalyst raw material mixture containing Mo, V and Nb and satisfying the relationships of 0.1?a?1 and 0.01?b?1 when atomic ratios of V and Nb to one atom of Mo are defined as a and b, respectively; (ii) drying the catalyst raw material mixture; and (iii) calcining a particle, in which a content of the particle having a particle diameter of 25 ?m or less is 20% by mass or less and a mean particle diameter is from 35 to 70 ?m, in an inert gas atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eri Tateno, Masatoshi Kaneta
  • Patent number: 9669395
    Abstract: A catalyst composition for preparing o-phenylphenol is provided. The catalyst composition includes a carrier; and a first active metal, a second active metal, and a catalytic promoter carried by the carrier. The first active metal is platinum, and the second active metal is selected from the first, second and third rows of transition metals of groups VIB and VIIIB. The present disclosure utilizes the carrier to carry the first active metal, the second active metal and the catalytic promoter so as to increase the selectivity of o-phenylphenol and the service life of a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: China Petrochemical Development Corporation
    Inventors: Wei-Ying Hung, Chia-Hui Shen, Zih-Hua Li
  • Patent number: 9138724
    Abstract: An oxidation catalyst for treating an exhaust gas produced by a combustion engine, wherein the oxidation catalyst comprises a substrate and a catalyst layer, wherein the catalyst layer comprises: a first support material; a first noble metal; and a second noble metal; wherein the catalyst layer is disposed on a surface of the substrate, and the catalyst layer has a non-uniform distribution of the first noble metal in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate. The oxidation catalyst can be used to oxidize carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (HCs) and also oxides of nitrogen (NOx) in such an exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: David Bergeal, Paul Richard Phillips, Andrew Francis Chiffey, John Benjamin Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9126871
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to aluminum titanate-forming batch materials comprising inorganic batch components comprising at least one alkaline earth carbonate having a specified particle size distribution, methods of making ceramic bodies using the same, and ceramic bodies made in accordance with said methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Edward McCauley, Patrick David Tepesch, Christopher John Warren
  • Patent number: 9084983
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an eggshell catalyst comprising an active metal selected from the group consisting of ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, platinum and mixtures thereof, applied to a support material comprising silicon dioxide, wherein the pore volume of the support material is 0.6 to 1.0 ml/g, determined by Hg porosimetry, the BET surface area is 280 to 500 m2/g, and at least 90% of the pores present have a diameter of 6 to 12 nm, to a process for preparing this eggshell catalyst, to a process for hydrogenating an organic compound which comprises at least one hydrogenatable group using the eggshell catalyst, and to the use of the eggshell catalyst for hydrogenating an organic compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Lucia Königsmann, Daniela Mirk, Thomas Heidemann, Michael Hesse, Martin Bock, Mario Emmeluth, Jutta Bickelhaupt
  • Patent number: 9067198
    Abstract: A method for producing a catalyst effective in the oxidative conversion of ethylene to ethylene oxide, the method comprising subjecting a refractory carrier impregnated with a liquid silver-containing solution to a calcination process, wherein the calcination process comprises a solvent removal step in which the silver-impregnated carrier is heated to a base temperature (Tbase) of at least 80° C. and up to about 200° C. to produce a dry carrier impregnated with ionic silver, followed by a silver reduction step in which the dry carrier is gradually heated above the base temperature to a maximum temperature (Tmax) of at least 350° C. and up to about 500° C. and then gradually cooled to the base temperature, wherein the method is conducted such that (Tbase?Tmax)×HW is at least 2000 min.° C. wherein HW is a full width at half maximum of a temperature versus time curve delineated by the silver reduction step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Scientific Design Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Serguei Pak
  • Patent number: 9040448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing a spherical mesoporous silica structure containing silver nanoparticles dispersed therein by adding a silver nitrate solution to an aqueous surfactant solution and performing a sol-gel process and to spherical mesoporous silica prepared thereby. The spherical mesoporous silica is cost-effective compared to a conventional method that uses silver nanoparticles as a raw material, because the silver nitrate solution that is inexpensive compared to silver nanoparticles is used. Also, the spherical mesoporous silica can be with high productivity in large amounts, and thus is easily commercialized. Moreover, because silver nanoparticles are incorporated into the pores of the mesoporous silica, the silver nanoparticles are used stably and do not change color and odor. In addition, the spherical mesoporous silica exhibits various additional effects, including far-infrared ray emission and deodorization, attributable to silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: THERMOLON KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Kwon Park, Sang Cheol Han
  • Publication number: 20150141239
    Abstract: A catalyst, its method of preparation and its use for producing aliphatic ketones by subjecting alkanes C3 to C9 to a gas phase catalytic oxidation in the presence of air or oxygen, and, optionally, steam and/or one or more diluting gases. The catalyst comprises a catalytically active mixed metal oxide phase and a suitable support material onto and/or into which the active catalytic phase is dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Manhua Lin, Xiang Wang, Younghoon Yeom
  • Patent number: 9034269
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diesel oxidation catalyst comprising a carrier substrate, and a first washcoat layer disposed on the substrate, the first washcoat layer comprising palladium supported on a support material comprising a metal oxide, gold supported on a support material comprising a metal oxide, and a ceria comprising compound, as well as a process for the preparation of such catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Marcus Hilgendorff, Alfred H. Punke, Torsten W. Müller-Stach, Gerd Grubert, Torsten Neubauer, Jeffrey B. Hoke
  • Publication number: 20150119590
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an ?-alumina carrier, comprising the elements of lanthanum and silicon both dispersed in the interior and on the surface of the carrier. The mass ratio of the element of lanthanum to the element of silicon is in the range from 0.1:1 to 20:1. The inventors of the present disclosure have made extensive researches into the field of the silver catalyst and alumina carrier thereof, and added the elements of lanthanum and silicon (i.e., bulk phase addition) in preparing the alumina carrier used in the silver catalyst. The carrier thus obtained contains the elements of silicon and lanthanum both in the interior and on the surface thereof, and has improved specific surface area and strength. The silver catalyst prepared with the carrier can react in a low reaction temperature (has a high reaction activity) and has a high selectivity in producing ethylene oxide through oxidation of ethylene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Xianfeng Li, Jinbing Li, Xinxin Sun, Jianshe Chen, Shuyuan Cao, Lixin Gao, Hui Wang, Rujun Liang, Qian Xue, Zhixiang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150112109
    Abstract: A layered multimetallic mixed oxide (LMMO) is characterized by one or more diffraction peaks at 5<2?<15, preferably between 10<2?<15. The catalysts can be represented by the general formula: M1 M2 M3 O? wherein M1 is selected from the group of Ag, Au, Zn, Sn, Rh, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ni, Fe, Co, an alkaline metal, an alkaline earth metal, a rare earth metal, or mixtures thereof. M2 is selected from the group of Ti, Hf, Zr, Sn, Bi, Sb, V, Nb, Ta and P, or mixtures thereof. M3 is selected from the group of Mo, W and Cr, or mixtures thereof. ? depends on the amount and oxidation state or valence of the other components, also it depends on the starting materials, preparation method and the activation process, and where the catalyst exhibits at least one X-ray diffraction peak between 5<2?<15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jaime SANCHEZ VALENTE, Enelio TORRES GARCIA, Hector ARMENDARIZ HERRERA, Maria de Lourdes Alejandra GUZMAN CASTILLO, Andrea RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ, Roberto QUINTANA SOLORZANO, Maiby VALLE ORTA, Jose Manuel LOPEZ NIETO
  • Publication number: 20150096900
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alloy of the formula: Fe3?xAl1+xMyTzTat wherein M represents at least one catalytic specie selected from the group consisting of Ru, Ir, Pd, Pt, Rh, Os, Re and Ag; T represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mo, Co, Cr, V, Cu, Zn, Nb, W, Zr, Y, Mn, Cd, Si, B, C, O, N, P, F, S, CI, Na and Ti; and Ta represents tantalum. Such an alloy can be used as an electrode material for the synthesis of sodium chlorate. It can also be used as a coating for protection against corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Schulz, Sylvio Savoie
  • Patent number: 8986637
    Abstract: An emission control catalyst composition comprising a supported bimetallic catalyst consisting of gold and a metal selected from the group consisting of platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, copper and nickel is disclosed. Also disclosed is a catalytic convertor comprising a substrate monolith coated with the emission control catalyst composition and a lean burn internal combustion engine exhaust gas emission treatment system comprising the catalytic convertor. A variety of processes for preparing the catalyst composition are claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Janet Mary Fisher, David Thompsett
  • Publication number: 20150045211
    Abstract: Provided are methods of making dehydrogenation catalyst supports containing bayerite and silica. Silica-stabilized alumina powder, prepared by spray drying of bayerite powder, precipitating silica in a bayerite slurry with an acid, or impregnation or co-extrusion of bayerite with sodium silicate solution was found to be a superior catalyst support precursor. Catalysts prepared with these silica containing support materials have higher hydrothermal stability than current CATOFIN® catalysts. Also provided is a dehydrogenation catalyst comprising Cr2O3, an alkali metal oxide, SiO2 and Al2O3, and methods of using said catalyst to make an olefin and/or dehydrogenate a dehydrogenatable hydrocarbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Ruettinger, Richard Jacubinas
  • Patent number: 8946114
    Abstract: A method of producing stable ferrous nitrate solution by dissolving iron in nitric acid to form a ferrous nitrate solution and maintaining the solution at a first temperature for a first time period, whereby the Fe(II) content of the ferrous nitrate solution changes by less than about 2% over a second time period. A method of producing stable Fe(II)/Fe(III) nitrate solution comprising ferrous nitrate and ferric nitrate and having a desired ratio of ferrous iron to ferric iron, including obtaining a stable ferrous nitrate solution; dissolving iron in nitric acid to form a ferric nitrate solution; maintaining the ferric nitrate solution at a second temperature for a third time period; and combining amounts of stable ferrous nitrate solution and ferric nitrate solution to produce the stable Fe(II)/Fe(III) nitrate solution. A method of preparing an iron catalyst is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Res USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Pandurang V. Nikrad, Jesse W. Taylor, Richard A. Bley, Danny M. Dubuisson, Sara L. Rolfe, Belma Demirel, Dawid J. Duvenhage, Harold A. Wright
  • Publication number: 20150023863
    Abstract: A material is described of formula NaxMyAlaSibO67 with Face Centered Cubic (fcc) lattices forming F -4 3 m cubic structure, wherein M is at least one of lithium, potassium, rubidium, caesium, vanadium, chromium, iron, cobalt, nickel, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver, osmium, iridium, platinum, gold, and cerium; 0<x+y?22/3; wherein when y=0, 4<x?/3, when 0<y?/3, 0?x<22/3, and when M is potassium, x>0; 1?a3; 1?b?3; and 0<??32/3. An exhaust gas system comprising the material and a method are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Qijia FU, Xiao ZHANG, Chuan LIN, Youhao YANG, Daniel NORTON, Larry Neil LEWIS, Xiaoying BAO, Susan Elizabeth CORAH, Yu DONG, Dejia WANG, Shizhong WANG
  • Patent number: 8889078
    Abstract: A porous oxide catalyst includes porous oxide, and an oxygen vacancy-inducing metal which induces an oxygen vacancy in a lattice structure of a porous metal oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-min Ji, Hyun-chul Lee, Doo-hwan Lee, Seon-ah Jin
  • Patent number: 8883667
    Abstract: A purification catalyst which prevents contamination within a reflow furnace, including flux components, while suppressing the generation of CO is provided. A purification catalyst for a reflow furnace gas, having one or two of zeolite and silica-alumina as an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Nikki-Universal Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Nakano, Takanobu Sakurai, Shinichi Ueno
  • Patent number: 8871669
    Abstract: A catalyst composition is provided comprising a homogeneous solid mixture having ordered directionally aligned tubular meso-channel pores having an average diameter in a range of about 1 nanometer to about 15 nanometers, wherein the homogeneous solid mixture is prepared from a gel formed in the presence of a solvent, modifier, an inorganic salt precursor of a catalytic metal, an inorganic precursor of a metal inorganic network, and a templating agent. The templating agent comprises an octylphenol ethoxylate having a structure [I]: wherein “n” is an integer having a value of about 8 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Larry Neil Lewis, Oltea Puica Siclovan, Dan Hancu, Ashish Balkrishna Mhadeshwar, Ming Yin
  • Patent number: 8859458
    Abstract: Provided are a method of preparing an electrocatalyst for fuel cells in a core-shell structure, an electrocatalyst for fuel cells having a core-shell structure, and a fuel cell including the electrocatalyst for fuel cells. The method may be useful in forming a core and a shell layer without performing a subsequent process such as chemical treatment or heat treatment and forming a core support in which core particles having a nanosize diameter are homogeneously supported, followed by selectively forming shell layers on surfaces of the core particles in the support. Also, the electrocatalyst for fuel cells has a high catalyst-supporting amount and excellent catalyst activity and electrochemical property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Seung Jun Hwang, Sung Jong Yoo, Soo Kil Kim, Eun Ae Cho, Jong Hyun Jang, Hyoung Juhn Kim, Suk Woo Nam, Tae Hoon Lim
  • Patent number: 8853117
    Abstract: A method of making a crystalline molecular sieve of MFS framework type, preferably ZSM-57, from a synthesis mixture comprising at least one source of tetravalent element (Y), at least one source of trivalent element (X), at least one source of alkali metal hydroxide (MOH), at least one structure-directing-agent (R) and water, said alkali metal (M) comprising potassium, and having the following mole composition (expressed in terms of oxide): YO2:(p)X2O3:(q)OH?:(r)R:(s)H2O, wherein (p) is in the range from 0.005 to 0.05, (q) is in the range from 0.01 to 3, (r) is in the range from 0.03 to 2 and (s) is in the range from 10 to 75 (based on total weight of said synthesis mixture); wherein the crystals of molecular sieve formed having an average diameter (D) of less than or equal to 1.5 micron and an average thickness (T) of less than or equal to 300 nanometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventor: Machteld Maria Wilfried Mertens
  • Publication number: 20140296605
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst composition suitable for the non-oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes having 2-8 carbon atoms comprising silico-zinc aluminate, wherein the relative molar ratios of the elements comprised in said composition are represented by SixZn1-xAl2O4, wherein x stands for a number in the range from 0.003 to 0.76. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of said catalyst composition, to a process for the non-oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes, preferably isobutane using said catalyst and to the use of said catalyst in a process for the non-oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Subhash Chandra Laha, Antonisamy Selvanathan, Sandeep Negi
  • Publication number: 20140274666
    Abstract: A structurally promoted, precipitated, Fischer-Tropsch catalyst that exhibits an RCAI-10 of 0-2.8 and/or produces less than 6 wt % fines after 5 hours ASTM Air Jet Attrition testing, due to formation via: preparing a nitrate solution by forming at least one metal slurry and combining the at least one metal slurry with a nitric acid solution; combining the nitrate solution with a basic solution to form a precipitate; structurally promoting the precipitate with at least one source of silicon to form a promoted mixture, wherein promoting comprises combining the precipitate with (a) silicic acid and one or more component selected from the group consisting of non-crystalline silicas, crystalline silicas, and sources of kaolin or (b) a component selected from the group consisting of non-crystalline silicas and sources of kaolin, in the absence of silicic acid; and spray drying the promoted mixture to produce catalyst having a desired particle size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RENTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Dawid J. DUVENHAGE, Belma DEMIREL
  • Publication number: 20140275685
    Abstract: A layered multimetallic mixed oxide (LMMO) is characterized by one or more diffraction peaks at 5<2?<15, preferably between 10<2?<15. The catalysts can be represented by the general formula: M1M2M3O? wherein M1 is selected from the group of Ag, Au, Zn, Sn, Rh, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ni, Fe, Co, an alkaline metal, an alkaline earth metal, a rare earth metal, or mixtures thereof. M2 is selected from the group of Ti, Hf, Zr, Sn, Bi, Sb, V, Nb, Ta and P, or mixtures thereof. M3 is selected from the group of Mo, W and Cr, or mixtures thereof. ? depends on the amount and oxidation state or valence of the other components, also it depends on the starting materials, preparation method and the activation process, and where the catalyst exhibits at least one X-ray diffraction peak between 5<2?<15.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jaime SANCHEZ VALENTE, Enelio TORRES GARCIA, Hector ARMENDARIZ HERRERA, Maria de Lourdes Alejandra GUZMAN CASTILLO, Andrea RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ, Roberto QUINTANA SOLORZANO, Maiby VALLE ORTA, Jose Manuel LOPEZ NIETO
  • Publication number: 20140221199
    Abstract: The present invention discloses stable, non-agglomerated, ultra-small metal/alloy clusters encapsulated in silica with the metal/alloy cluster size of less than 5 nm. The invention further discloses a simple, cost effective process for the preparation of metal/alloy clusters encapsulated in silica which is thermally stable and without agglomeration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: COUNCIL OF SCIENTIFIC & INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
    Inventors: Nandini R. Devi, Anupam Samanta
  • Patent number: 8795619
    Abstract: A catalyst for purification of exhaust gas, in which a noble metal is supported on a metal oxide support, has a basic site content of 1 mmol/L-cat or less, as determined on the basis of an amount of CO2 desorbed per liter of the catalyst as measured by a CO2 temperature-programmed desorption method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Suzuki, Satoru Kato, Naoki Takahashi, Takaaki Kanazawa, Masanori Yamato, Kazuhiro Yoshimoto, Michihiko Takeuchi, Yuuji Matsuhisa
  • Patent number: 8778830
    Abstract: Solid-supported gold nanoparticles for use as a catalyst for the synthesis of quinolines from anilines and aldehydes using oxygen as an oxidant are provided. Also provided are a method for the preparation of SiO2-supported gold nanoparticles by in situ deposition of gold nanoparticles to silica gel and a method for synthesizing quinolines from anilines and aldehydes using oxygen as an oxidant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: The University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Che, Man-Ho So
  • Patent number: 8779212
    Abstract: The use of a supported noble metal catalyst obtainable by applying a sparingly soluble noble metal compound to a support from solution or suspension, and subsequently treating thermally, for preparing olefinically unsaturated carbonyl compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Torsten Mäurer, Georg Seeber, Radwan Abdallah, Thorsten Johann, Günter Wegner
  • Publication number: 20140161695
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a diesel oxidation catalyst comprising a carrier substrate, and a first washcoat layer disposed on the substrate, the first washcoat layer comprising palladium supported on a support material comprising a metal oxide, gold supported on a support material comprising a metal oxide, and a ceria comprising compound, as well as a process for the preparation of such catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicants: BASF Corporation, BASF SE
    Inventors: Marcus Hilgendorff, Alfred H. Punke, Torsten W. Müller-Stach, Gerd Grubert, Torsten Neubauer, Jeffrey B. Hoke
  • Publication number: 20140163288
    Abstract: The invention relates to a catalyst which comprises a catalytically active multimetal oxide which comprises molybdenum and at least one further metal has the general formula (I) Mo12BiaMnbCocFedX1eX2fOx??(I), where the variables have the following meanings: X1=Si and/or Al; X2=Li, Na, K, Cs and/or Rb; a=0.2 to 1; b=0 to 2; c=2 to 10; d=0.5 to 10; e=0 to 10; f=0 to 0.5; and x=is a number determined by the valence and abundance of the elements other than oxygen in (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Rüttinger, Christian Walsdorff, Philipp Grüne
  • Publication number: 20140154160
    Abstract: An emission control catalyst composition comprising a supported bimetallic catalyst consisting of gold and a metal selected from the group consisting of platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, copper and nickel is disclosed. Also disclosed is a catalytic convertor comprising a substrate monolith coated with the emission control catalyst composition and a lean burn internal combustion engine exhaust gas emission treatment system comprising the catalytic convertor. A variety of processes for preparing the catalyst composition are claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Janet Mary FISHER, David THOMPSETT
  • Patent number: 8741242
    Abstract: A NOx storage component comprises caesium silicate (Cs2SiO3) and at least one platinum group metal. The invention also includes a NOx absorber catalyst comprising a NOx storage component according to the invention disposed on a substrate monolith; a method of treating exhaust gas containing NOx from a lean burn internal combustion engine comprising the steps of contacting a NOx storage component comprising caesium silicate (Cs2SiO3) and at least one platinum group metal with lean exhaust gas containing NOx to adsorb NOx thereon; and periodically desorbing adsorbed NOx by contacting the NOx storage component with stoichiometric or rich exhaust gas; and a method of making a NOx storage component according to the invention comprising the steps of combining and reacting an aqueous salt of at least one platinum group metal, an aqueous caesium salt and a source of silica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey PLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Ashley Cooper, Michael Anthony Howard
  • Patent number: 8734743
    Abstract: Described is a nitrogen oxide storage catalyst comprising: a substrate; a first washcoat layer provided on the substrate, the first washcoat layer comprising a nitrogen oxide storage material, a second washcoat layer provided on the first washcoat layer, the second washcoat layer comprising a hydrocarbon trap material, wherein the hydrocarbon trap material comprises substantially no element or compound in a state in which it is capable of catalyzing selective catalytic reduction, preferably wherein the hydrocarbon trap material comprises substantially no element or compound in a state in which it is capable of catalyzing a reaction wherein nitrogen oxide is reduced to N2, said catalyst further comprising a nitrogen oxide conversion material which is either comprised in the second washcoat layer and/or in a washcoat layer provided between the first washcoat layer and the second washcoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Torsten W. Müller-Stach, Susanne Stiebels, Edith Schneider, Torsten Neubauer
  • Publication number: 20140135532
    Abstract: A catalyst, its method of preparation and its use for producing aliphatic ketones by subjecting alkanes C3 to C9 to a gas phase catalytic oxidation in the presence of air or oxygen, and, optionally, steam and/or one or more diluting gases. The catalyst comprises a catalytically active mixed metal oxide phase and a suitable support material onto and/or into which the active catalytic phase id dispersed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: EverNu Technology LLc
    Inventors: Manhua Lin, Xiang Wang, Younghoon Yeom
  • Patent number: 8722940
    Abstract: A catalyst for the oxidation of an olefin to an unsaturated aldehyde comprising a mixed metal oxide having the formula (I): MoaWbMcM?dM?eZfOg??(I) where M represents trivalent metals, M? represents divalent metals, M? represents monovalent metals, Z represents elements in the form of an oxide, a, b, c, d, e, f and g are numbers, and where the catalyst has an anion to cation molar (ACM) ratio greater than 1.00 and less than 2.00 and an M? to M molar ratio between 1.95 and 2.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Kauffman, David L. Sullivan, Joe D. Dostal
  • Publication number: 20140113806
    Abstract: A catalyst support body containing an SiO2-containing material and a metal selected from the group consisting of alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, rare earth metals and mixtures thereof, wherein the total metal content lies in the range of from 0.5 to 10 wt.-%, relative to the total weight of the catalyst support. Also, a catalyst that comprises a catalyst support body according to the invention and a catalytically active metal, in particular palladium and/or gold. Also, a method for producing a catalyst support, wherein an SiO2-containing material is treated with a metal-containing compound, dried and then calcined. Also, a method for producing a catalyst, in which a solution having a precursor compound of a catalytically active metal is applied to a catalyst support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) Gmbh
    Inventors: Alfred Hagemeyer, Gerhard Mestl, Peter Scheck, Peter Bauer, Andreas Pritzl
  • Publication number: 20140113808
    Abstract: [Problem] The present invention provides a NOx purification catalyst which utilizes Ag as one of the catalyst components and exhibits NOx purification performance without adjustment to a special exhaust gas composition, as well as a method of producing the same. [Means for Solution] The present invention provides a nitrogen oxide purification catalyst in which particulates are supported on a metal oxide carrier, wherein the aforementioned particulates consist of Ag and Ni and the aforementioned Ag and Ni are at least partially alloyed. Also provided is a method of producing the aforementioned catalyst, comprising the step of preparing a colloidal suspension in which the ratio of Ag is 10 to 90 at % with respect to the total amount of Ag and Ni.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicants: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mayuko Osaki, Yoshiaki Inagaki, Atsushi Tanaka, Brian Johnson, Andrew Wheatley, Maciej Cabaj, Masaya Ibe
  • Publication number: 20140100379
    Abstract: The carrier of the present invention includes at least 85 wt percent alpha alumina, at least 0.06 wt percent SiO2 and no more than 0.04 wt percent Na2O. The carrier has a water absorption no greater than 0.35 g/g and a ratio of water absorption (g/g) to surface area (m2/g) no greater than 0.50 g/m2. Another aspect of the invention is a catalyst for the epoxidation of olefins which comprises the above described carrier and silver dispersed thereon, where the carrier has a monomodal, bimodal or multimodal pore distribution and where the quantity of silver is between 5 and 50 wt %, relative to the weight of the catalyst. A reactor to system for the epoxidation of olefins is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Michael A. Richard, John R. Lockemeyer
  • Patent number: 8686194
    Abstract: Mo-, Bi- and Fe-comprising multimetal oxide compositions of the general stoichiometry I, Mo12BiaCobFecKdSieOx??(I), where a=0.5 to 1, b=7 to 8.5, c=1.5 to 3.0, d=0 to 0.15, e=0 to 2.5 and x=the stoichiometric coefficient of O2? which guarantees the electric neutrality of the multimetal oxide, and 12?b?1.5·c=A and 0.5?A?1.5, 0.2?a/A?1.3, and 2.5?b/c?9, and the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Josef Macht, Andrey Karpov, Cornelia Katharina Dobner, Frank Rosowski, Ulrich Hammon, Klaus Joachim Müller-Engel
  • Publication number: 20140087940
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mixed oxide compositions, to the use thereof as a catalyst for cleavage of alkyl tert-alkyl ethers or tertiary alcohols, and to a process for cleaving alkyl tert-alkyl ethers or tertiary alcohols to isoolefins and alcohol or water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Winterberg, Christian Böing, Dietrich Maschmeyer, Asli Nau, Horst-Werner Zanthoff, Thomas Quandt, Christian Schulze Isfort
  • Patent number: 8680340
    Abstract: A method of production of a catalyst that has 0.05-0.25 wt. % of precious metal, preferably for the oxidative dehydrogenation of olefinically unsaturated alcohols, comprising the following steps a) producing a D.C. plasma, b) introducing the metal and support material into the plasma, c) evaporating the metal and support material or “shattering” the solid bodies of metal and support material in the plasma, and reaction of the particles, d) cooling, so that very small particles of composite material are obtained, e) applying the composite material on the catalyst support proper, the correspondingly produced catalyst and use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Georg Seeber, Dirk Grossschmidt, Torsten Mäurer, Christian Baltes
  • Patent number: 8680005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of production of catalyst particles, comprising platinum and tin and also at least one further element, selected from lanthanum and cesium, on zirconium dioxide as support, comprising the steps: preparation of one or more solutions containing precursor compounds of Pt, Sn and at least one further element of La or Cs and also ZrO2, converting the solution(s) to an aerosol, bringing the aerosol into a directly or indirectly heated pyrolysis zone, carrying out pyrolysis, and separation of the particles formed from the pyrolysis gas. Suitable precursor compounds comprise zirconium(IV) acetylacetonate, lanthanum(II) acetylacetonate and cesium acetate, hexamethyldisiloxane, tin 2-ethylhexanoate, platinum acetylacetonate, zirconium(IV) propylate in n-propanol and lanthanum(II) acetylacetonate. The invention also relates to the catalyst particles obtainable using the method according to the invention, and to the use thereof as dehydrogenation catalysts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Hannemann, Dieter Stützer, Goetz-Peter Schindler, Peter Pfab, Frank Kleine Jäger, Dirk Groβschmidt
  • Patent number: 8664148
    Abstract: Use of physical vapor deposition methodologies to deposit nanoscale gold on activating support media makes the use of catalytically active gold dramatically easier and opens the door to significant improvements associated with developing, making, and using gold-based, catalytic systems. The present invention, therefore, relates to novel features, ingredients, and formulations of gold-based, heterogeneous catalyst systems generally comprising nanoscale gold deposited onto a nanoporous support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry A. Brey, Thomas E. Wood, Gina M. Buccellato, Marvin E. Jones, Craig S. Chamberlain, Allen R. Siedle
  • Patent number: 8664149
    Abstract: Heterogeneous catalyst systems, methods of making these systems, and methods of using these systems, wherein catalytically active gold is deposited onto composite support media. The composite support media is formed by providing nanoporous material on at least a portion of the surfaces of carbonaceous host material. In representative embodiments, relatively fine, nanoporous guest particles are coated or otherwise provided on surfaces of relatively coarser activated carbon particles. Catalytically active gold may be deposited onto one or both of the guest or host materials either before or after the guest and host materials are combined to from the composite host material. PVD is the preferred catalyst system of depositing gold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John T. Brady, Marvin E. Jones, Larry A. Brey, Gina M. Buccellato, Craig S. Chamberlain, John S. Huberty, Allen R. Siedle, Thomas E. Wood, Badri Veeraraghavan, Duane D. Fansler
  • Patent number: 8658817
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method for preparing a mixed oxide catalyst for use in producing acrylonitrile or methacrylonitrile from propane or isobutane by ammoxidation in a gaseous phase via methods of contacting any one of the antimony compound, the molybdenum compound, and the vanadium compound with hydrogen peroxide prior to combining with source compounds for the remaining elements in the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: INEOS USA LLC
    Inventors: Charles J. Besecker, Bhagya Chandra Sutradhar, Mark A. Toft, James F. Brazdil, Muin S. Haddad, Christos Paparizos, Michael J. Seely