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Title: Method for oxidizing alkanes 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:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Glen Mills, PA)
  2. (Wallingford, PA)
  3. (Downingtown, PA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sun Refining and Marketing Co., Marcus Hook, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872689
Patent Number(s):
5990363
Assignee:
Sun Company, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-90MC26029
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; oxidizing; alkanes; novel; porphyrins; synthesized; dipyrromethanes; aldehydes; comprises; oxidation; alcohols; decomposition; hydroperoxides; utilizing; compositions; matter; metal; complexes; preferred; hydrogen; haloalkyl; haloaryl; meso; positions; opposed; atoms; ones; substituted; beta; halogen; synthesizing; porphyrinogens; disclosed; beta positions; halogen atoms; meso atoms; metal complexes; opposed meso; meso positions; metal complex; meso position; synthesizing porphyrinogens; novel porphyrins; porphyrins synthesized; alcohols utilizing; beta position; /999/

Citation Formats

Wijesekera, Tilak, Lyons, James E., and Ellis, Jr., Paul E. Method for oxidizing alkanes using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Wijesekera, Tilak, Lyons, James E., & Ellis, Jr., Paul E. Method for oxidizing alkanes using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes. United States.
Wijesekera, Tilak, Lyons, James E., and Ellis, Jr., Paul E. Fri . "Method for oxidizing alkanes using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872689.
@article{osti_872689,
title = {Method for oxidizing alkanes using novel porphyrins synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes},
author = {Wijesekera, Tilak and Lyons, James E. and Ellis, Jr., Paul E.},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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