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Catalyst and process of hydrocarbon feedstock reformation to hydrogen and carbon monoxide

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A catalytic composition is particularly well suited for hydrocarbon conversion to synthesis gas at a temperature of between 800 and 1000° Celsius. The catalytic composition includes a noble metal cluster having an X-Y-Z axial mean linear dimension of between 2 and 15 Angstroms and a super cage structure surrounding the noble metal cluster. The super cage structure stabilizes the noble metal cluster against aggregation at temperatures of 1000° Celsius. A process for reforming hydrocarbon feedstock to hydrogen and carbon monoxide is also provided that conversion to greater than 80% of theoretical yield.

Inventors: 
Lee, Ivan Chihang
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Chemical engineering
FIle Date: 
2008-01-16
Grant Date: 
2014-04-29
Grant time: 
2,295 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
42
Claim count percentile rank: 
7
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY