Patents by Inventor Brigitte E. Segmuller

Brigitte E. Segmuller has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5789624
    Abstract: Hydroformylation of alkenes to aldehydes in the presence of a rhodium complex catalyst is improved by the addition of a novel bidentate ligand of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' are organic radicals selected from alicyclic, aliphatic and aromatic groups of which at least one is preferably substituted with at least one electronegative moiety and the methylene groups are present at the trans-2,3 positions on the norbomane moiety. The invention also provides a novel method for producing the bidentate ligand and novel intermediate phosphine oxide and phosphinous acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry D. Unruh, Brigitte E. Segmuller, Gabriel R. Chapa, Kent E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 5773661
    Abstract: Hydroformylation of alkenes to aldehydes in the presence of a rhodium complex catalyst is improved by the addition of a novel bidentate ligand of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' are organic radicals selected from alicyclic, aliphatic and aromatic groups of which at least one is preferably substituted with at least one electronegative moiety and the methylene groups are present at the trans-2,3 positions on the norbornane moiety. The invention also provides a novel method for producing the bidentate ligand and novel intermediate phosphine oxide and phosphinous acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry D. Unruh, Brigitte E. Segmuller, Gabriel R. Chapa, Kent E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 5710337
    Abstract: Hydroformylation of alkenes to aldehydes in the presence of a rhodium complex catalyst is improved by the addition of a novel bidentate ligand of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' are organic radicals selected from alicyclic, aliphatic and aromatic groups of which at least one is preferably substituted with at least one electronegative moiety and the methylene groups are present at the trans-2,3 positions on the norbornane moiety. The invention also provides a novel method for producing the bidentate ligand and novel intermediate phosphine oxide and phosphinous acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry D. Unruh, Brigitte E. Segmuller, Gabriel R. Chapa, Kent E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 5710338
    Abstract: Hydroformylation of alkenes to aldehydes in the presence of a rhodium complex catalyst is improved by the addition of a novel bidentate ligand of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' are organic radicals selected from alicyclic, aliphatic and aromatic groups of which at least one is preferably substituted with at least one electronegative moiety and the methylene groups are present at the trans-2,3 positions on the norbornane moiety. The invention also provides a novel method for producing the bidentate ligand and novel intermediate phosphine oxide and phosphinous acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry D. Unruh, Brigitte E. Segmuller, Gabriel R. Chapa, Kent E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 5616785
    Abstract: Hydroformylation of alkenes to aldehydes in the presence of a rhodium complex catalyst is improved by the addition of a novel bidentate ligand of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.1.sup.' are organic radicals selected from alicyclic, aliphatic and aromatic groups of which at least one is preferably substituted with at least one electronegative moiety and the methylene groups are present at the trans-2,3 positions on the norbornane moiety. The invention also provides a novel method for producing the bidentate ligand and novel intermediate phosphine oxide and phosphinous acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry D. Unruh, Brigitte E. Segmuller, Gabriel R. Chapa, Kent E. Pryor
  • Patent number: 5567856
    Abstract: Hydroformylation of alkenes to aldehydes in the presence of a rhodium complex catalyst is improved by the addition of a novel bidentate ligand of the formula ##STR1## wherein R.sub.1, R.sub.2, R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' are organic radicals selected from alicyclic, aliphatic and aromatic groups of which at least one is preferably substituted with at least one electronegative moiety and the methylene groups are present at the trans-2,3 positions on the norbornane moiety. The invention also provides a novel method for producing the bidentate ligand and novel intermediate phosphine oxide and phosphinous acid compounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1996
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corporation
    Inventors: Jerry D. Unruh, Brigitte E. Segmuller, Gabriel R. Chapa, Kent E. Pryor