Process for converting C3 -C12 hydrocarbons to aromatics over gallia-activated zeolite
Process for converting ethane to aromatics over gallium-activated zeolite Patent #: 4350835
ApplicationNo. 06/681010 filed on 12/13/1984
US Classes:585/415, Product compound has more C atoms than feed compound, e.g., cyclic polymerization, etc.585/407By ring formation from nonring moiety, e.g., aromatization, etc.
ExaminersPrimary: Doll, John
Assistant: Pal, A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassC07C 2/00 (20060101)
Foreign Application Priority Data1983-12-24 GB
AbstractThis invention relates to a process for producing aromatic hydrocarbon from a feedstock comprising C3 /C4 hydrocarbons mixed with C2 hydrocarbons, especially ethane. The mixed feedstock is contacted at a temperature below 580° C. with a catalyst composition comprising an aluminosilicate in which the molar ratio of silica to alumina is at least 5:1.The product is rich in aromatics and can be used as a gasoline blending component.