Patent Number: 6,169,202

Title: Wells-Dawson type heteropolyacids, their preparation and use as oxidation catalysts

Abstract: Alkanes are converted to unsaturated carboxylic acids by contacting an alkane with an oxidizing agent and a Wells-Dawson type heteropolyacid supported on wide pore polyoxometallate salts.

Inventors: Wijesekera; Tilak P. (Glen Mills, PA), Lyons; James E. (Wallingford, PA), Ellis, Jr.; Paul E. (Malvern, PA)

Assignee: Sunoco, Inc. (R&M)

International Classification: B01J 27/14 (20060101); B01J 27/188 (20060101); C07C 51/16 (20060101); C07C 51/215 (20060101); C07C 051/16 (); C07C 027/10 (); C07C 053/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018