Ji-In Kim Almstead 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).
Abstract: This invention relates to novel antimicrobial compounds of formula; wherein X, R1, R3, R5, R6, and R8 are defined in the claims, and to their optical isomers, diastereomers or enantiomers, as well as pharmaceutically-acceptable salts, hydrates, and biohydrolyzable esters, amides and imides thereof, and to compositions and uses of such compounds. The invention also relates to compounds derived from these compounds having antimicrobial uses.
December 13, 2005
Date of Patent:
January 27, 2009
The Procter & Gamble Company
Benoit Ledoussal, Ji-In Kim Almstead, Jeffrey Lyle Gray
Abstract: The subject invention involves processes for making 2,4-difluoro-3-Q1-benzoic acid, wherein Q1 is derived from an electrophilic reagent, comprising the steps of: (a) treating 1-bromo-2,4-difluorobenzene with a strong, non-nucleophilic base; then treating with an electrophilic reagent which provides Q1, or a functional moiety which is then transformed to Q1, producing 1-bromo-2,4-difluoro-3-Q1-benzene; (b) treating the 1-bromo-2,4-difluoro-3-Q1-benzene with an alkali or alkaline earth metal or organometallic reagent; then treating with carbon dioxide, or with a formylating agent followed by oxidation, to produce 2,4-difluoro-3-Q1-benzoic acid.
The subject invention also involves optional additional steps to further modify Q1, or to substitute a non-hydrogen moiety at the 5-position, at the 6-position, or at both, of the phenyl ring of the 2,4-difluoro-3-Q1-benzoic acid.