Patent Number: 7,102,037

Title: Selective decomposition of ethers

Abstract: A process for selectively converting a dialkyl ether to the corresponding alkene and alkanol comprises contacting a feed containing at least one dialkyl ether with a catalyst comprising a mixed metal oxide which comprises at least one metal selected from Group 4 of the Periodic Table of Elements and at least one metal selected from Group 3 (including the Lanthanides and Actinides) and Group 6 of the Periodic Table of Elements.

Inventors: Levin; Doron (Annandale, NJ), Luo; Shifang (Pittsford, NY), Vartuli; James Clarke (Schwenksville, PA), Yarbrough; Charles Morris (Baton Rouge, LA), Grenoble; Dane Clark (Houston, TX)

Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.

International Classification: C07C 33/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018