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1. (WO2006127299) METHOD FOR DERIVING METHALNOL FROM WASTE GENERATED METHANE AND STRUCTURED PRODUCT FORMULATED THEREFROM

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/127299    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/018443
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2006 International Filing Date: May 12, 2006
IPC: C07C 27/00
C07C 27/10
Applicants: RINNOVI, L.L.C.
KNOX, Carol
Inventors: KNOX, Carol
Title: METHOD FOR DERIVING METHALNOL FROM WASTE GENERATED METHANE AND STRUCTURED PRODUCT FORMULATED THEREFROM
Abstract:
Methanol is produced from bacterially oxidized waste methane by reaction with Pd+2, Cu+2, air, and molten phthalic anhydride in an entrained oxidizer generating hah0 ester of methyl phthalate which is reaction distilled to produce methanol and recycle phthalic anhydride containing the Pd+2, Cu+2 phthalate catalyst.