Patents by Inventor Walter Dobler

Walter Dobler 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: 4778531
    Abstract: Pentoses and hexoses are epimerized by heating sugar dissolved in a solvent in the presence of a molybdenum(VI) compound, by an improved process in which, for the preparation of a sugar having cis OH groups in the 2- or 3-position, of the formula Ia or Ib ##STR1## where R is one of the radicals ##STR2## a homogeneous solution of the corresponding sugar of the formula IIa or IIb ##STR3## is heated to C. in the presence of from 30 to 200 mol %, based on sugar used, of a metal salt of the formula (III)MeX.sub.2 (III)where Me is Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba or Zn and X is Cl or Br, which may or may not contain water of crystallization, and in the presence of from 2 to 20 mol %, based on the sugar used, of a molybdenum(VI) compound.The process is particularly important for the preparation of D-ribose, which is required as an intermediate for vitamin B.sub.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1988
    Assignee: BASF Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Walter Dobler, Hansgeorg Ernst, Joachim Paust