|United States Patent||RE42,832|
|Nagel , et al.||October 11, 2011|
A method is disclosed for reforming organics into shorter-chain unsaturated organic compounds. A molten metal bath is provided which can cause homolytic cleavage of an organic component of an organic-containing feed. The feed is directed into the molten metal bath at a rate which causes partial homolytic cleavage of an organic component of the feed. Conditions are established and maintained in the reactor to cause partial homolytic cleavage of the organic component to produce unsaturated organic compounds, as products of the homolytic cleavage, which are discharged from the molten metal bath.
|Inventors:||Nagel; Christopher J. (Wayland, MA), Griffin; Thomas P. (Kennett Township, PA), Kinney; Thomas A. (Boston, MA), Sparks; Kevin A. (Scituate, MA)|
Quantum Catalytics, L.L.C.
|Filed:||July 10, 2003|
|Application Number||Filing Date||Patent Number||Issue Date|
|Reissue of:||08172579||Dec., 1993||6258988||Jul., 2001|
|Current U.S. Class:||585/241 ; 208/126; 208/404; 208/406; 585/541; 585/634; 585/637; 585/638; 585/648; 585/650; 585/653; 585/912; 585/942; 585/943|
|Current International Class:||C10G 9/34 (20060101); C07C 4/02 (20060101); C07C 2/88 (20060101)|
|Field of Search:||585/241,541,634,637,638,648,650,653,912,942,943 588/201 266/242,217,265,268|
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