Patent Number: 6,884,916

Title: Conversion of unsaturated chemicals to oligomers

Abstract: An oligomerization process in which hydrocarbon feedstocks are contacted with a hydrotreating catalyst in the absence of hydrogen and in the liquid phase. The catalyst is a heterogeneous catalyst selected from supported reduced metals, metals oxides, metal sulfides and combinations thereof. Preferred catalysts include mixed nickel and molybdenum oxides or mixed cobalt and molybdenum oxides. The process also oligomerizes sulfur compounds so that sulfur containing feedstocks can be treated without deactivating the catalysts.

Inventors: Brown; Stephen H. (Princeton, NJ), Crane, Jr.; Robert A. (Monroeville, NJ), Saxton; Robert J. (West Chester, PA), Weber; William A. (Marlton, NJ)

Assignee: Exxon Mobil Chemical Patents Inc.

International Classification: C10G 50/00 (20060101); C07C 002/10 ()

Expiration Date: 4/26/02017