Patent Number: 6,806,390

Title: Hydroperoxide decomposition catalyst

Abstract: An improved catalytic process for decomposing alkyl or aromatic hydroperoxides is disclosed which utilizes a caalytic amount of a heterogeneous Au catalyst that has been treated with an organosilicon reagent.

Inventors: Herron; Norman (Newark, DE), Schwarz; Stephan (Wilmington, DE), Druliner; Joe Douglas (Newark, DE)

Assignee: Inuista North America S.ar.l.

International Classification: C07C 29/00 (20060101); C07C 29/132 (20060101); C07C 45/53 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 045/41 (); C07C 029/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12016