Patents by Inventor Rocco Paciello

Rocco Paciello 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: 11413610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a transition metal catalyst TMC1, which comprises a transition metal M selected from metals of groups 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the periodic table of elements according to IUPAC and a tetradentate ligand of formula I wherein R1 are identical or different and are each an organic radical having from 1 to 40 carbon atoms, and R2 are identical or different and are each an organic radical having from 1 to 40 carbon atoms, as catalyst in processes for formation of compounds comprising at least one carboxylic acid ester functional group —O—C(?O)— starting from at least one primary alcohol and/or hydrogenation of compounds comprising at least one carboxylic acid ester functional group —O—C(?O)—.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Schaub, Aviel Anaby, Mathias Schelwies, Rocco Paciello, Jonas Schwaben, A. Stephen K. Hashmi
  • Publication number: 20220089559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for carbonylating allyl alcohols at low temperature, low pressure and/or low catalyst loading. In an alternative embodiment, an acylation product of the allyl alcohol is used for the carbonylation. The present invention likewise relates to the preparation of conversion products of these carbonylation products and specifically of (?)-ambrox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Mathias SCHELWIES, Rocco PACIELLO, Ralf PELZER, Wolfgang SIEGEL
  • Patent number: 11192873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for carbonylating allyl alcohols at low temperature, low pressure and/or low catalyst loading. In an alternative embodiment, an acylation product of the allyl alcohol is used for the carbonylation. The present invention likewise relates to the preparation of conversion products of these carbonylation products and specifically of (?)-ambrox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mathias Schelwies, Rocco Paciello, Ralf Pelzer, Wolfgang Siegel
  • Publication number: 20210371361
    Abstract: A reactor for performing a gas/liquid biphasic high-pressure reaction with a foaming medium, comprising an interior formed by a cylindrical, vertically oriented elongate shell, a bottom and a cap, wherein the interior is divided by internals into a backmixed zone and a zone of limited backmixing, wherein the backmixed zone and the zone of limited backmixing are consecutively traversable by the reaction mixture, wherein the backmixed zone comprises means for introducing gas and liquid and a gas outlet and also comprises at least one mixing apparatus selected from a stirrer, a jet nozzle and means for injecting the gas, and the zone of limited backmixing comprises a reaction product outlet, a first cylindrical internal element which in the interior extends in the longitudinal direction of the reactor and which delimits the zone of limited backmixing from the backmixed zone, backmixing-preventing second internal elements in the form of random packings, structured packings or liquid-permeable trays arranged in th
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver BEY, Peter ZEHNER, Michael ACKER, Rocco PACIELLO, Mathias SCHELWIES, Martin HAUBNER, Guenter WEGNER, Gerd TEBBEN, Gunnar HEYDRICH, Georg SEEBER
  • Publication number: 20210354101
    Abstract: A process for performing a continuous gas/liquid biphasic high-pressure reaction, wherein a gas and a liquid are introduced into a backmixed zone of a reactor and in the backmixed zone the gas is dispersed in the liquid by stirring, injection of gas and/or a liquid jet, a reaction mixture consecutively traverses the backmixed zone and a zone of limited backmixing, and a liquid reaction product is withdrawn at a reaction product outlet of the zone of limited backmixing, wherein the reactor comprises: an interior formed by a cylindrical vertically oriented elongate shell, a bottom and a cap, wherein the interior is divided by means of internals into the backmixed zone, the zone of limited backmixing and a cavity, a first cylindrical internal element which in the interior extends in the longitudinal direction of the reactor and which delimits the zone of limited backmixing from the backmixed zone, backmixing-preventing second internal elements in the form of random packings, structured packings or liquid-permeab
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver BEY, Peter ZEHNER, Andreas KELLER, Stephanie RENZ, Mathias SCHELWIES, Rocco PACIELLO, Martin HAUBNER, Guenter WEGNER, Gerd TEBBEN, Gunnar HEYDRICH, Georg SEEBER
  • Publication number: 20210322941
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of performing a chemical reaction under elevated pressure. It is suggested that the method comprises the steps of pressurizing a first vessel (3) and a second vessel (5) with reactant-containing liquid and gas to a predetermined pressure, providing reaction conditions in one of the vessels (3, 5) such that the chemical reaction is effected and a product-containing liquid is obtained, withdrawing liquid from the respective vessel (3, 5) as reaction product when a predetermined amount of reaction product has formed, preferably after the chemical reaction in the respective vessel (3, 5) has concluded, and synchronously supplying reactant-containing liquid to the respective other vessel (3, 5), wherein the first and second vessels (3, 5) are in fluid communication by way of a gas communication passage (27). The invention also relates to an apparatus and use thereof for performing said chemical reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Kokolakis, Rocco Paciello, Annebart Wentink, Albert Werner
  • Publication number: 20210275987
    Abstract: A reactor for performing a reaction between two immiscible fluids of different density, comprising an interior formed by a cylindrical, vertically oriented elongate shell, a bottom and a cap, wherein the interior is divided by internals into a backmixed zone, a zone of limited backmixing preferably arranged below the backmixed zone and a plug-flow zone which are at least consecutively traversable by one of the fluids, wherein the backmixed zone comprises at least one inlet and the plug-flow zone comprises an outlet and the backmixed zone comprises at least one mixing apparatus selected from a stirrer, a jet nozzle and means for injecting the fluid of lower density, a first cylindrical internal element which in the interior extends in the longitudinal direction of the reactor, which delimits the zone of limited backmixing from the plug-flow zone and which comprises a first passage to the backmixed zone and a second passage to the plug-flow zone, a second internal element which delimits the backmixed zone from
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Oliver BEY, Peter ZEHNER, Mathias SCHELWIES, Rocco PACIELLO, Martin HAUBNER, Guenter WEGNER, Gerd TEBBEN, Gunnar HEYDRICH, Georg SEEBER, Michael ACKER
  • Patent number: 10941092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a two-stage hydroformylation process for producing pound of the formula (I) and to a process for producing a compound of the formula (V) comprising the two-stage hydroformylation process for producing a compound of the formula (I) followed by hydrogenation of the compound of the formula (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Marek Pazicky, Martin Ernst, Nicolas Marion, Rocco Paciello, Johann-Peter Melder, Hermann Luyken
  • Publication number: 20210009495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for isomerizing a 3-(Z)-unsaturated carboxylic acid of the formula 1-Z or a salt thereof, wherein R2 is C1-C24-alkyl, C2-C24-alkenyl having 1, 2, 3 or more than 3 C—C double bonds, unsubstituted or substituted C5-C12-cycloalkyl, or unsubstituted or substituted aryl; R1 is hydrogen or has one of the definitions specified for R2; with the proviso that R2 has a higher priority than R1 in accordance with IUPAC; to give a 3-(E)-unsaturated carboxylic acid of the formula I-E or a salt thereof, wherein the isomerization of the compound of the formula 1-Z is effected in the presence of an anhydride of an organic acid and a base or in the presence of a ketene of formula CR11R12C(0), wherein R11 and R12 are as defined in the claims and in the specification and a base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mathias SCHELWIES, Wolfgang SIEGEL, Rocco PACIELLO, Andreas KELLER
  • Publication number: 20200398261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of a transition metal catalyst TMC1, which comprises a transition metal M selected from metals of groups 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the periodic table of elements according to IUPAC and a tetradentate ligand of formula I wherein R1 are identical or different and are each an organic radical having from 1 to 40 carbon atoms, and R2 are identical or different and are each an organic radical having from 1 to 40 carbon atoms, as catalyst in processes for formation of compounds comprising at least one carboxylic acid ester functional group —O—C(?O)— starting from at least one primary alcohol and/or hydrogenation of compounds comprising at least one carboxylic acid ester functional group —O—C(?O)—.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAUB, Aviel ANABY, Mathias SCHELWIES, Rocco PACIELLO, Jonas SCHWABEN, A. Stephen K HASHMI
  • Patent number: 10774024
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalytic process for preparing an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salt, comprising contacting an alkene and carbon dioxide with a carboxylation catalyst being a transition metal complex, an alkoxide, and an organic solvent, to obtain an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salt, the organic solvent being incompletely miscible with water at a pressure of 1 bar at at least one temperature T and selected from amides and ureas, T being a temperature in the range from 10° C. to 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Schaub, Rocco Paciello, Nuria Huguet Subiela, Oliver Trapp, Simone Manzini
  • Publication number: 20200172458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a two-stage hydroformylation process for producing pound of the formula (I) and to a process for producing a compound of the formula (V) comprising the two-stage hydroformylation process for producing a compound of the formula (I) followed by hydrogenation of the compound of the formula (I).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Marek PAZICKY, Martin ERNST, Nicolas MARION, Rocco PACIELLO, Johann-Peter MELDER, Hermann LUYKEN
  • Patent number: 10647651
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of 1,6-difunctionalized hexane derivatives from 1,3-diunsaturated hydrocarbons, preferably butadiene, wherein a hydroformylation with carbon monoxide and hydrogen is performed in the presence of an at least dihydric alkanol and during the hydroformylation the temperature is increased. The reaction yields the acetals of the 1,6-hexanedial derivatives which are isolated and further reacted to obtain the desired 1,6-difunctionalized hexane derivatives, in particular 1,6-hexanediamine, 1,6-hexanediol and adipic acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Schaub, Rocco Paciello, Martin Ernst, Jaroslaw Mormul, Peter Hofmann, Jan Breitenfeld, Oliver Trapp
  • Publication number: 20200055834
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for carbonylating allyl alcohols at low temperature, low pressure and/or low catalyst loading. In an alternative embodiment, an acylation product of the allyl alcohol is used for the carbonylation. The present invention likewise relates to the preparation of conversion products of these carbonylation products and specifically of (?)-ambrox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Mathias SCHELWIES, Rocco PACIELLO, Ralf PELZER, Wolfgang SIEGEL
  • Patent number: 10421703
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a catalyst which is obtainable by contacting in situ a ruthenium precursor and a phenol derivative. Furthermore, the present invention is directed towards the use of said catalyst in transfer hydrogenation reactions. In particular, the present invention is directed to a method for preparing menthone starting from isopulegol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Carolin Limburg, Rocco Paciello
  • Patent number: 10344381
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of processes for the generation of thin inorganic films on substrates, in particular atomic layer deposition processes. In detail the present invention relates a process comprising bringing a compound of general formula (I) into the gaseous or aerosol state (Fig.) and depositing the compound of general formula (I) from the gaseous or aerosol state onto a solid substrate, wherein R1 and R4 are independent of each other an alkyl group, an aryl group or a trialkylsilyl group, R2, R3, R5 and R6 are independent of each other hydrogen, an alkyl group, an aryl group or a trialkylsilyl group, n is an integer from 1 to 3, M is Ni or Co, X is a ligand which coordinates M, and m is an integer from 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Julia Strautmann, Rocco Paciello, Thomas Schaub, Felix Eickemeyer, Daniel Loeffler, Hagen Wilmer, Udo Radius, Johannes Berthel, Florian Hering
  • Patent number: 10315975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the regioselective hydroformylation of polyunsaturated acyclic hydrocarbons, which are 1, 3 butadienes, which, in the 2 position, bear a saturated or monounsaturated or polyunsaturated acyclic hydrocarbon radical. The present invention also relates to the production of secondary products of these hydroformylation products, especially of ambrox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BASF SE, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
    Inventors: Julia Strautmann, Stefan Rüdenauer, Christian Rein, Melanie Weingarten, Rocco Paciello, Wolfgang Siegel, Michael Breuer, Peter Hofmann, Sebastian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10301244
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of an optically active carbonyl compound by asymmetric hydrogenation of a prochiral ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl compound with hydrogen in the presence of at least one optically active transition metal catalyst that is soluble in the reaction mixture and which has rhodium as catalytically active transition metal and a chiral, bidentate bisphosphine ligand, wherein the reaction mixture during the hydrogenation of the prochiral ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl compound additionally comprises at least one compound of the general formula (I): in which R1, R2: are identical or different and are C6- to C10-aryl which is unsubstituted or carries one or more, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, substituents which are selected from C1- to C6-alkyl, C3- to C6-cycloalkyl, C6- to C10-aryl, C1- to C6-alkoxy and amino; Z is a group CHR3R4 or aryl which is unsubstituted or carries one or more, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mathias Schelwies, Rocco Paciello, Gunnar Heydrich, Günter Wegner, Gerd-Dieter Tebben, Martin Haubner, Andreas Keller, Oliver Bey, Stephanie Renz, Georg Seeber
  • Publication number: 20190112251
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catalytic process for preparing an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salt, comprising contacting an alkene and carbon dioxide with a carboxylation catalyst being a transition metal complex, an alkoxide, and an organic solvent, to obtain an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salt, the organic solvent being incompletely miscible with water at a pressure of 1 bar at at least one temperature T and selected from amides and ureas, T being a temperature in the range from 10° C. to 90° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAUB, Rocco PACIELLO, Nuria HUGUET SUBIELA, Oliver TRAPP, Simone MANZINI
  • Patent number: RE49036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of an optically active carbonyl compound by asymmetric hydrogenation of a prochiral ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl compound with hydrogen in the presence of at least one optically active transition metal catalyst that is soluble in the reaction mixture and which has rhodium as catalytically active transition metal and a chiral, bidentate bisphosphine ligand, wherein the reaction mixture during the hydrogenation of the prochiral ?,?-unsaturated carbonyl compound additionally comprises at least one compound of the general formula (I): in which R1, R2: are identical or different and are C6- to C10-aryl which is unsubstituted or carries one or more, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, substituents which are selected from C1- to C6-alkyl, C3- to C6-cycloalkyl, C6- to C10-aryl, C1- to C6-alkoxy and amino; Z is a group CHR3R4 or aryl which is unsubstituted or carries one or more, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Mathias Schelwies, Rocco Paciello, Gunnar Heydrich, Günter Wegner, Gerd-Dieter Tebben, Martin Haubner, Andreas Keller, Oliver Bey, Stephanie Renz, Georg Seeber