John A. T. Norman 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: The present invention is a cobalt complex having the structural formula: ##STR1## wherein each R.sub.1 is independently, a phenyl or a C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 alkyl group; each R.sub.2 is independently hydrogen, a phenyl, or a C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 alkyl group; R.sub.3 is either N-succinimido substituted with a C.sub.3 or greater hydrocarbon functionality at the carbon atoms .alpha. to the imido carbonyl carbons, or a carbonyl functionality having a C.sub.1 greater hydrocarbon substituent with the proviso that if said substituent is methyl, R.sub.2 cannot be hydrogen; and Y is o-phenylene, --CH.sub.2 --.sub.a, wherein "a" is 2 or 3, --CH.sub.2 --.sub.b NR.sub.4 --CH.sub.2 --.sub.c, wherein "b" and "c" are independently 2 or 3 and R.sub.4 is hydrogen or a C.sub.1 -C.sub.12 alkyl group.These complexes have the ability to selectively and reversibly bind oxygen, thus making them useful components of oxygen separation membranes and absorbents.
August 28, 1986
Date of Patent:
April 5, 1988
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
John A. T. Norman, Dorai Ramprasad, Daryle H. Busch