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Title: Method for hydroperoxide decomposition using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes

Abstract

The invention comprises a method for the oxidation of alkanes to alcohols and for decomposition of hydroperoxides to alcohols utilizing new compositions of matter, which are metal complexes of porphyrins. Preferred complexes have hydrogen, haloalkyl or haloaryl groups in meso positions, two of the opposed meso atoms or groups being hydrogen or haloaryl, and two of the opposed meso atoms or groups being hydrogen or haloalkyl, but not all four of the meso atoms or groups being hydrogen. Other preferred complexes are ones in which all four of the meso positions are substituted with haloalkyl groups and the beta positions are substituted with halogen atoms. A new method of synthesizing porphyrinogens is also disclosed.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sun Refining and Marketing Company
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
597103
Patent Number(s):
5723677
Application Number:
PAN: 8-670,300
Assignee:
Sun Co., Inc., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-90MC26029
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 3 Mar 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
40 CHEMISTRY; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; CHEMICAL PREPARATION; CATALYSTS; PORPHYRINS; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; PEROXIDES; DECOMPOSITION; OXIDATION; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS

Citation Formats

Wijesekera, T, Lyons, J E, and Ellis, Jr, P E. Method for hydroperoxide decomposition using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Wijesekera, T, Lyons, J E, & Ellis, Jr, P E. Method for hydroperoxide decomposition using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes. United States.
Wijesekera, T, Lyons, J E, and Ellis, Jr, P E. Tue . "Method for hydroperoxide decomposition using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes". United States.
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abstractNote = {The invention comprises a method for the oxidation of alkanes to alcohols and for decomposition of hydroperoxides to alcohols utilizing new compositions of matter, which are metal complexes of porphyrins. Preferred complexes have hydrogen, haloalkyl or haloaryl groups in meso positions, two of the opposed meso atoms or groups being hydrogen or haloaryl, and two of the opposed meso atoms or groups being hydrogen or haloalkyl, but not all four of the meso atoms or groups being hydrogen. Other preferred complexes are ones in which all four of the meso positions are substituted with haloalkyl groups and the beta positions are substituted with halogen atoms. A new method of synthesizing porphyrinogens is also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
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