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).

  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180346413
    Abstract: A process for preparing an isocyanate compound is provided. The process includes a step of reacting an amine compound A having at least one primary amino group with CO2 and an organotin compound S having at least one radical OR3 attached to the tin atom of the organotin compound to convert at least one of the primary amino groups in the amine compound A into a carbamate group to obtain a carbamate compound C; a step of cleaving the carbamate groups in the obtained carbamate compound C to form the isocyanate compound and an alcohol R3OH, without separation of the tin compounds; and a step of obtaining the isocyanate compound. The radical R3 is a C-bound organic radical of 1-30 carbon atoms with 1, 2, or 3 carbon atoms optionally replaced by oxygen or nitrogen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas SCHAUB, Robert BAUMANN, Rocco PACIELLO, Nicolas GERMAIN
  • Patent number: 10138196
    Abstract: A catalytic process for preparing an ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salt from an alkene, carbon dioxide and an alkoxide having a secondary or tertiary carbon atom directly bound to a [O?] group is described. The alcohol byproduct is distilled off after an intermediate phase separation. This provides pure ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid salt at minimum effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Thomas Schaub, Nuria Huguet Subiela, Rocco Paciello, Donata Maria Fries, Simone Manzini
  • Publication number: 20180327345
    Abstract: 3-Hydroxypropionic acid esters are obtained by reacting ethylene oxide with carbon monoxide in the presence of a cobalt catalyst, wherein poly-3-hydroxypropionate is obtained; and transesterification of the poly-3-hydroxypropionate with an alcohol in the presence of a transesterification catalyst, wherein the 3-hydroxypropionic acid ester is obtained. The transesterification catalyst is a compound of the formula MLx, where M is a metal of main groups 2, 3 or 4 or transition groups 3 to 8 of the Periodic Table of the Elements, L is a ligand which is bonded directly to M via a C, an O, a P, an S and/or an N atom, and x is an integer from 2 to 6.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Marek PAZICKY, Rocco PACIELLO, David LINDER, Mathieu BLANCHOT, Wolfgang FISCHER
  • Patent number: 10106888
    Abstract: A process of bringing a compound of general formula (I) into the gaseous or aerosol state and depositing the compound of general formula (I) from the gaseous or aerosol state onto a solid substrate, wherein R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R16, R17, R18 are independent of each other hydrogen, an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a trialkylsilyl group, R21, R22, R23, R24 are independent of each other an alkyl group, an aryl group, or a trialkylsilyl group, n is 1 or 2, M is a metal or semimetal, X is a ligand which coordinates M, and m is an integer from 0 to 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Julia Strautmann, Rocco Paciello, Thomas Schaub, Kerstin Schierle-Arndt, Daniel Loeffler, Hagen Wilmer, Felix Eickemeyer, Florian Blasberg, Carolin Limburg
  • Publication number: 20180297926
    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: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: THOMAS SCHAUB, Rocco PACIELLO, Martin ERNST, Jaroslaw MORMUL, Peter HOFMANN, Jan BREITENFELD, Oliver TRAPP
  • Patent number: 10093606
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparing farnesyl acetone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE (REITSTÖTTER, KINZEBACH & PARTNER)
    Inventors: Mathias Schelwies, Rocco Paciello, Heinz Eckhardt, Martine Dehn
  • Publication number: 20180273458
    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: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Applicant: Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg
    Inventors: JULIA STRAUTMANN, Stefan RÜDENAUER, Christian REIN, Melanie WEINGARTEN, Rocco PACIELLO, Wolfgang SIEGEL, Michael BREUER, Peter HOFMANN, Sebastian SCHMIDT