Patents by Inventor Kanako SANUKI

Kanako SANUKI 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: 10577306
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixture containing compound (I) and polymerizable compound (II) wherein compound (I) accounts for 50 mol % or more of the entire mixture and 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid accounts for less than 5 mol % of the entire mixture; a method of producing the mixture which includes reacting in a water-immiscible organic solvent 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid dichloride with compound (IV) in the presence of a base, and washing the obtained reaction solution with a weakly acidic buffer solution; etc. The disclosure provides mixtures useful for low-cost production of polymerizable compounds which have low melting points suitable for practical use, show superior solubility to general-purpose solvents, can be produced at low costs, and allow for provision of optical films capable of uniform polarized light conversion over a wide wavelength range, and methods of producing the mixtures. where A represents hydrogen, methyl group or chlorine, and n represents an integer of 1 to 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Kumi Okuyama, Kanako Sanuki
  • Patent number: 10538477
    Abstract: Provided are a production method for compound (II) including reacting compound (I) with a halogenating agent in the presence of at least 0.5 equivalents, relative to compound (I), of a nitrogen atom-containing polar aprotic solvent; a composition containing compound (II), a halogenating agent or the like, and at least 0.5 equivalents, relative to compound (II), of a nitrogen atom-containing polar aprotic solvent; a stabilization method for compound (II); and compound (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi Okuyama, Kei Sakamoto, Kanako Sanuki
  • Patent number: 10508072
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing an acid halide solution that is useful as a production intermediate or the like that allows industrially advantageous production of a polymerizable liquid crystal compound. The method for producing an acid halide solution of the present disclosure includes a step ? of reacting a halogenating agent and a dicarboxylic acid compound in a water-immiscible organic solvent in the presence of a tetraalkylammonium salt to obtain a water-immiscible organic solvent solution including an acid halide, and a step ? of concentrating the obtained water-immiscible organic solvent solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi Okuyama, Kei Sakamoto, Kanako Sanuki, Hiroki Iwaki
  • Publication number: 20190152934
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing a high-purity polymerizable compound in an industrially advantageous manner. The production method is a method of producing a polymerizable compound indicated by the following formula (I). The method includes subjecting a composition containing a halogenated compound indicated by the following formula (II) to a dehydrohalogenation reaction in an organic solvent in the presence of an aqueous layer containing a basic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI
  • Patent number: 10227292
    Abstract: A polymerizable compound, a polymerizable composition, and a polymer, which have a low melting point at a practical level and exhibit excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, can be produced at low cost. The polymerizable compound, polymerizable composition, and polymer can produce an optical film, which exhibits excellent transparency and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, and an optically anisotropic article. The polymerizable compound is represented by formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Sakamoto, Satoshi Kiriki, Kumi Okuyama, Kanako Sanuki
  • Publication number: 20190016662
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an acid halide solution that is useful in production of a polymerizable liquid-crystal compound. The method of producing an acid halide solution includes: a first step of reacting a specific dicarboxylic acid compound with a halogenating agent in a water-immiscible organic solvent in the presence of at least 1.1 equivalents and not more than 3.0 equivalents of an activator relative to the dicarboxylic acid compound to obtain a reaction liquid including a solution that contains an acid halide compound and an oily liquid that is immiscible with the solution containing the acid halide compound; and a second step of removing the oily liquid from the reaction liquid obtained in the first step to obtain a purified liquid containing the acid halide compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanako SANUKI, Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA, Hiroki IWAKI
  • Publication number: 20180346401
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for producing an acid halide solution that is useful as a production intermediate or the like that allows industrially advantageous production of a polymerizable liquid crystal compound. The method for producing an acid halide solution of the present disclosure includes a step ? of reacting a halogenating agent and a dicarboxylic acid compound in a water-immiscible organic solvent in the presence of a tetraalkylammonium salt to obtain a water-immiscible organic solvent solution including an acid halide, and a step ? of concentrating the obtained water-immiscible organic solvent solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi OKUYAMA, Kei SAKAMOTO, Kanako SANUKI, Hiroki IWAKI
  • Patent number: 10059679
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) comprising: a step (1) that reacts a compound represented by a formula (II) with 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde in an organic solvent in the presence of a base to obtain a reaction mixture including a compound represented by a formula (III); and a step (2) that adds a compound represented by a formula (IV) and an acidic aqueous solution to the reaction mixture obtained by the step (1) to effect a reaction, wherein A represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or the like, L represents a leaving group, n represents an integer from 1 to 20, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —C(R1)(R2)— or the like, R represents a hydrogen atom, an organic group or the like, and each of RX represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or the like. According to the present invention, provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) at high purity and at high yield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi Okuyama, Kanako Sanuki, Kei Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20180099921
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixture containing compound (I) and polymerizable compound (II) wherein compound (I) accounts for 50 mol % or more of the entire mixture and 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid accounts for less than 5 mol % of the entire mixture; a method of producing the mixture which includes reacting in a water-immiscible organic solvent 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid dichloride with compound (IV) in the presence of a base, and washing the obtained reaction solution with a weakly acidic buffer solution; etc. The disclosure provides mixtures useful for low-cost production of polymerizable compounds which have low melting points suitable for practical use, show superior solubility to general-purpose solvents, can be produced at low costs, and allow for provision of optical films capable of uniform polarized light conversion over a wide wavelength range, and methods of producing the mixtures. where A represents hydrogen, methyl group or chlorine, and n represents an integer of 1 to 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI
  • Publication number: 20170190679
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) comprising: a step (1) that reacts a compound represented by a formula (II) with 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde in an organic solvent in the presence of a base to obtain a reaction mixture including a compound represented by a formula (III); and a step (2) that adds a compound represented by a formula (IV) and an acidic aqueous solution to the reaction mixture obtained by the step (1) to effect a reaction, wherein A represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or the like, L represents a leaving group, n represents an integer from 1 to 20, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —C(R1)(R2)— or the like, R represents a hydrogen atom, an organic group or the like, and each of RX represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or the like. According to the present invention, provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) at high purity and at high yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI, Kei SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170158604
    Abstract: Provided are a production method for compound (II) including reacting compound (I) with a halogenating agent in the presence of at least 0.5 equivalents, relative to compound (I), of a nitrogen atom-containing polar aprotic solvent; a composition containing compound (II), a halogenating agent or the like, and at least 0.5 equivalents, relative to compound (II), of a nitrogen atom-containing polar aprotic solvent; a stabilization method for compound (II); and compound (II).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi OKUYAMA, Kei SAKAMOTO, Kanako SANUKI
  • Patent number: 9643942
    Abstract: This method for a manufacturing a 1,1-disubstituted hydrazine compound represented by a formula (II) involves reacting a hydrazino compound represented by a formula (I) with a compound represented by a formula: R-Hal in an aprotic polar solvent in the presence of a base selected from an alkali metal hydroxide and alkaline-earth metal hydroxide in an amount of 1.0 to 3.0 equivalents based on the hydrazino compound. In the formulae, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —CH2— or the like, and each of RX represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a cyano group, a nitro group, a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or the like. An arbitrary C—RX that forms the ring is optionally substituted with a nitrogen atom. Hal represents a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, or an iodine atom, and R represents a substituted or unsubstituted organic group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanako Sanuki, Kumi Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20170015639
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) comprising: a step (1) that reacts a compound represented by a formula (II) with 2,5-dihydroxybenzaldehyde in an organic solvent in the presence of a base to obtain a reaction mixture including a compound represented by a formula (III); and a step (2) that adds a compound represented by a formula (IV) and an acidic aqueous solution to the reaction mixture obtained by the step (1) to effect a reaction, wherein A represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group or the like, L represents a leaving group, n represents an integer from 1 to 20, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —C(R1)(R2)— or the like, R represents a hydrogen atom, an organic group or the like, and each of RX represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or the like. According to the present invention, provided is a method for producing a polymerizable compound represented by a formula (I) at high purity and at high yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI, Kei SAKAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170008862
    Abstract: This method for a manufacturing a 1,1-disubstituted hydrazine compound represented by a formula (II) involves reacting a hydrazino compound represented by a formula (I) with a compound represented by a formula: R-Hal in an aprotic polar solvent in the presence of a base selected from an alkali metal hydroxide and alkaline-earth metal hydroxide in an amount of 1.0 to 3.0 equivalents based on the hydrazino compound. In the formulae, X represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —CH2— or the like, and each of RX represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, a cyano group, a nitro group, a fluoroalkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms or the like. An arbitrary C—RX that forms the ring is optionally substituted with a nitrogen atom. Hal represents a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, or an iodine atom, and R represents a substituted or unsubstituted organic group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanako SANUKI, Kumi OKUYAMA
  • Publication number: 20160002374
    Abstract: According to the invention, a polymerizable compound, a polymerizable composition, and a polymer that have a low melting point at a practical level, exhibit excellent solubility in a general-purpose solvent, can be produced at low cost, and can produce an optical film that exhibits excellent transparency, and achieves uniform conversion of polarized light over a wide wavelength band, and an optically anisotropic article can be provided. In formula (I), Y1 to Y8 are, —O—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O—, etc., G1 and G2 are a divalent linear aliphatic group of 1-20 carbon atoms, Z1 and Z2 are an alkenyl group of 2-10 carbon atoms that is substituted with a halogen atom, or unsubstituted, Ax is an organic group of 2-30 carbon atoms that includes at least one aromatic ring, Ay is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1-20 carbon atoms, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei SAKAMOTO, Satoshi KIRIKI, Kumi OKUYAMA, Kanako SANUKI