Patents by Inventor William Christopher Ketchie

William Christopher Ketchie 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: 20230022664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating the product stream from a polyester methanolysis depolymerization process wherein the product stream includes dimethyl terephthalate and one or more side species selected from the group consisting of dimethyl phthalate, dimethyl isophthalate, bisphenol-A, an adipic acid diester and colorants. The method includes a) hydrogenating said dimethyl terephthalate to form one or more of dimethyl 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol; and (b) hydrogenating one or more of said one or more side species of said product stream. A method for depolymerization of polyester is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: William Christopher Ketchie, Noah Glenn McMillan, Michael Paul Ekart, Travis Wynn Keever
  • Publication number: 20220251020
    Abstract: A process for direct esterification of an alkyl aldehyde with an alkyl alcohol to produce an alkyl ester is disclosed. The process comprises reacting an alkyl aldehyde with an alkyl alcohol in the presence of an Au/TiOa catalyst, a base and an enal or oxygen to form an ester and an aldehyde. The process avoids liberation of water and avoids the step of oxidation of the alkyl aldehyde to an alkyl acid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: William Christopher Ketchie, Sumit Chakraborty, Leslie Sharon Depew
  • Patent number: 10544076
    Abstract: We have discovered that a di-epoxide can be converted to a dialdehyde using an amorphous silica-alumina catalyst. The method comprises contacting a di-epoxide mixed in an organic solvent with a silica-alumina catalyst to form a solvent and dialdehyde reaction product mixture and separating said dialdehyde from said reaction mixture. The dialdehydes have utility as chemical intermediates, and particular utility in processes to make enol ether compounds which can be used in applications as plasticizers, diluents, wetting agents, coalescing aids and as intermediates in chemical processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Matthew Allen Boone, William Christopher Ketchie