Patent Number: 6,310,265

Title: Isomerization of paraffins

Abstract: This invention relates to a process for isomerizing paraffins comprising the step of contacting a feed containing paraffins with a catalyst comprising a synthetic porous crystalline material, designated MCM-68, which exhibits a distinctive X-ray diffraction pattern and has a unique crystal structure which contains at least one channel system, in which each channel is defined by a 12-membered ring of tetrahedrally coordinated atoms, and at least two further, independent channel systems, in each of which each channel is defined by a 10-membered ring of tetrahedrally coordinated atoms, wherein the number of unique 10-membered ring channels is twice the number of 12-membered ring channels.

Inventors: Chester; Arthur W. (Cherry Hill, NJ), Calabro; David C. (Princeton Junction, NJ), Dhingra; Sandeep S. (Robbinsville, NJ), Beeckman; Jean W. (Columbia, MD), Fiebig; Timothy J. (Elmer, NJ), Sweeten; Glenn R. (Mickleton, NJ), Helton; Terry E. (Glen Mills, PA), Kresge; Charles T. (Midland, MI), Socha; Richard F. (Newtown, PA), Weston; Simon C. (Voorhees, NJ)

Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.

International Classification: C07C 5/00 (20060101); C07C 5/27 (20060101); C07C 005/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018