Patent Number: 8,791,216

Title: Activated inorganic metal oxides

Abstract: A catalyst system for heterogeneous catalysis of organic compound conversion reactions is disclosed. The system includes a reaction product of (i) a BF.sub.3/alcohol catalyst complex and (ii) an activated metal oxide support for the catalyst complex. The reaction product includes an amount of the catalyst complex effective for catalyzing the conversion reaction.

Inventors: Baxter, Jr.; C. Edward (League City, TX)

Assignee: Petrochemical Supply, Inc.

International Classification: C08F 2/00 (20060101); B01J 31/00 (20060101); C08F 10/00 (20060101); C08F 4/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018