Methanol Oxidation Over Bulk Metal Vanadate Catalysts

SUMMARY

A method wherein a methanol-containing gas stream is passed in contact with a catalyst comprising a supported or unsupported bulk vanadate catalyst in the presence of an oxidizing agent for a time sufficient to convert at least a portion of the methanol to formaldehyde (CH2O).

Lehigh TechID# 101007-06

MARKET

Formaldehyde, which is the product generated by the technology, can be used as a:

  • disinfectant
  • tissue fixative
  • photography

OPPORTUNITY

Lehigh is looking to license this technology.

App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date
Utility United States 10/499,447 7,193,117 12/20/2002 3/20/2007 12/20/2022
Category(s):
Life Sciences
For Information, Contact:
Kevin Lynch
Consultant
Lehigh University
kjlynch@lehigh.edu
Inventors:
Israel Wachs
Laura Briand
Keywords:
Tissue Fixative