Formation Of The -c(=o)-o-oh Group, Or Of A Salt Thereof (e.g., From Acid Halides Or Anhydrides, Neutralization; Etc) Patents (Class 562/4)
  • Patent number: 10433547
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. The present invention further relates to the uses of the peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, for treating a surface or a target. The present invention further relates to methods for treating a biofilm using peroxyformic acid, including peroxyformic acid generated in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub, Steven J. Lange, Taz Cheritu, Jonathan P. Fast, Catherine Hanson
  • Patent number: 10010075
    Abstract: Methods and systems for temperature-controlled, on-site generation of peracids, namely peroxycarboxylic acids and peroxycarboxylic acid forming compositions are disclosed. In particular, methods for using an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system overcome the limitations of temperature on the kinetics of the peracid generation and/or peracid decomposition inside an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system. The methods include the controlling of the temperature of at least one raw starting material, namely water, to improve upon methods of on-site generation of peracids. The methods allow for the generation of user-selected chemistry without regard to the ambient temperatures of the raw starting materials and/or the biocide formulator or generator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Herdt, Richard Staub, Thomas C. Rustad, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Paul R. Kraus, Richard Walsh
  • Patent number: 9845290
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to methods for forming peroxyformic acid, comprising contacting formic acid with hydrogen peroxide. The methods for forming peroxyformic acid can include adding formic acid with a relatively lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide, or adding formic acid to a peroxycarboxylic acid composition or forming composition to react with hydrogen peroxide in the compositions. The present invention also relates to peroxyformic acid formed by the above methods. The present invention further relates to the uses of peroxyformic acid for treating a variety of targets, e.g., target water, including target water used in connection with oil- and gas-field operations. The present invention further relates to methods for reducing or removing H2S or iron sulfide in the treated water source, improving clarity of the treated water source, or reducing the total dissolved oxygen or corrosion in the treated water source, using peroxyformic acid, including peroxyformic acid generated in situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian, Junzhong Li, Richard Staub, Victor Keasler, Brian Bennett, Allison Brewster
  • Patent number: 8877254
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to percarboxylic acid compositions formed in situ in non-equilibrium reactions. The peroxycarboxylic acid compositions are formed using ester based starting materials. Methods for using the percarboxylic acid compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Richard Staub
  • Patent number: 8846107
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to percarboxylic acid compositions formed in situ in non-equilibrium reactions. The peroxycarboxylic acid compositions are formed using ester based starting materials. Methods for using the percarboxylic acid compositions are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Richard Staub
  • Patent number: 8729296
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for generating percarboxylic acid compositions and/or peroxycarboxylic acid compositions formed external to a point of use in non-equilibrium reactions for use in certain bleaching and antimicrobial applications, in particular laundry applications. The compositions are generated external to a point of use, at alkaline pH levels, viz. greater than about pH 12, and optionally suitable for use with detergents and/or surfactants for synergistic bleaching efficacy. Methods of bleaching and/or disinfecting are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Fast, Robert D. P. Hei, Richard Staub, Thomas J. D├╝rrschmidt, Peter J. Forth, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Thomas Merz, Johannes G. Winter
  • Publication number: 20120322873
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are biocidal compounds and compositions, methods of using said compounds and compositions, and systems and processes for their preparation. Particularly disclosed herein are in situ generated biocides stabilized with a buffer. The biocide may include in situ generated peracetic acid produced from a peroxygen source, an acyl group donor, and a buffer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Jeffery M. Atkins, Amit Gupta, Charles J. Reedy, Barbara E. Moriarty
  • Publication number: 20120302487
    Abstract: A composite includes: one or more core units comprising a bleach activating agent; and an alkali soluble polymer coating on the surface of said one or more core units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: REVOLYMER LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Armstrong, Terence Cosgrove, John Jeffrey Gerrard, Melaine Jane Hughes, David Alan Pears
  • Publication number: 20120172439
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for generating percarboxylic acid compositions and/or peroxycarboxylic acid compositions formed external to a point of use in non-equilibrium reactions for use in certain bleaching and antimicrobial applications, in particular laundry applications. The compositions are generated external to a point of use, at alkaline pH levels, viz. greater than about pH 12, and optionally suitable for use with detergents and/or surfactants for synergistic bleaching efficacy. Methods of bleaching and/or disinfecting are further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Fast, Robert D.P. Hei, Richard Staub, Thomas J. D├╝rrschmidt, Peter J. Forth, Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Thomas Merz, Johannes G. Winter
  • Patent number: 6727382
    Abstract: Cationic peroxyacids of formula (IV) wherein: R1 is a, optionally substituted, C1-C7 alkyl or alkenyl or alkaryl with a C1-C7 alkyl group; R2 and R3 are each independently a C1-C3 alkyl or C1-C3 substituted alkyl group; n is an integer from 0 to 3; and X− is a surfactant anion selected from alkyl carboxylates; alkyl ether sulphates; alkylbenzene sulphonates; C12-15 primary and C14-18 secondary alkyl sulphates; olefin sulphonates; alkane sulphonates; dialkyl sulphosuccinates; fatty acid ester sulphonates; alkylether sulphonates, alkylether carboxylates, sulphonated alkyl polyglycosides; sulphonated alkanoyl glucose ethers, sulphonated monoglycerol ethers; secondary alkane sulphonates; esterified isethionates; alkyl and dialkyl phosphates; sodium fatty acid sulphonates; and fatty acid soaps. They can be used in bleaching and detergent compositions and in bleach additive products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Unilever Patent Holdings, B.V.
    Inventors: John Oakes, David W Thornthwaite
  • Publication number: 20040049070
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the preparation of a peracid, perester or diacylperoxide and is characterized in that a mixed anhydride of formula R1[C(O)OC(O)OR2]n or [R3C(O)OC(O)O]pR4 is contacted with a hydroperoxide of formula R5[OOH]m in the presence of a base, wherein R1 represents a mono-, di-, tri- or tetravalent C1-C19 hydrocarbon group, optionally containing one or more hetero atoms, n is 1-4, R2 represents a C1-C20 hydrocarbon group, optionally containing one or more hetero atoms, R3 represents a C1-C19 hydrocarbon group, optionally containing one or more hetero atoms, R4 represents a di-, tri- or tetravalent C1-C20 hydrocarbon group, optionally containing one or more hetero atoms, p is 2-4, R5 represents hydrogen or a mono- or divalent C3-C18 tertiary alkyl or C2-C20 acyl group, in which the tertiary alkyl or acyl group may optionally contain one or more hetero atoms, m is 1 or 2, and if R5 represents hydrogen, m is 1, provided that if the hydroperoxide is an &
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2003
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventors: Johannes Willibrordus A. Overkamp, Marinus Catharinus Tammer, Bernard De Vries, Anna Gerdine Van de Bovenkamp-Bouwman
  • Patent number: 6677478
    Abstract: The conventional process for the production of a peracetic acid product, wherein hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water are fed into an aqueous reaction medium containing hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid, peracetic acid and an acid catalyst, wherein hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid react in the presence of the acid catalyst and form peracetic acid, and an aqueous peracetic acid concentrate is removed continuously from the reaction medium by distillation, has now been improved by feeding the acid catalyst continuously into the reaction medium and by withdrawing continuously a portion of the reaction medium as a bottom product. When the through flow of the reaction medium is thus increased, it is purified of impurities threatening the safety of the process. If the amount of acid catalyst in the reaction medium is further decreased, a product suitable, for example, for disinfection is obtained from the bottom product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kemira Chemicals Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Pohjanvesi, Eva-Liisa Mustonen, Arto Pukkinen, Reino Lehtinen
  • Patent number: 6677477
    Abstract: The reaction medium and distillate of a conventional continuous peracetic acid process can be combined into a stable peracetic acid product if the acid catalyst present in the reaction medium is neutralized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kemira Chemicals Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Pohjanvesi, Arto Pukkinen, Teemu Sodervall
  • Publication number: 20030004369
    Abstract: Methods of making compositions including fluorinated peroxides are disclosed. The compositions are useful, for example, for reacting with organic compounds. In one embodiment, novel peroxides are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Pavel A. Krasutsky, Robert M. Carlson, Igor V. Kolomitsyn, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 5977403
    Abstract: Dilute, aqueous solutions of lower organic peracids are rapidly prepared by reacting the anhydride of the organic acid corresponding to the peracid with concentrated hydrogen peroxide to form an aqueous peracid mixture. Before equilibrium is attained, the mixture is diluted with water and hydrogen peroxide to produce an equilibrium mixture of organic acid, peracid, hydrogen peroxide, and water. The process can be carried out in 60 minutes or less and can be run either as a batch or as a continuous process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventor: Lance R. Byers
  • Patent number: 5914303
    Abstract: An aromatic peroxyacid which satisfies the general formula (1):X--Ar--CO--NY--R(Z)--CO--OOH (1)in which X represents hydrogen or a compatible substituent, R represents --(CH2).sub.n -- in which n=2 or 3, and Y and Z each represent independently a substituent selected from hydrogen or an alkyl or aryl group or an aryl group substituted by a compatible substituent or alkaryl group provided that at least one of Y and Z is not hydrogen if n=3. The peroxyacid is an effective bleaching and disinfecting agent which has a long shelf life and good resistance to impact, pressure and thermal shocks, and is useful in bleaching, washing and disinfecting compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1999
    Assignee: Solvay Interox Limited
    Inventors: John Phillip Sankey, Alun Pryce James
  • Patent number: 5886216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing peracetic acid by reacting hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid in a water-based reaction medium in a reactor and continuously distilling off the produced peracetic acid. Thermal energy in an in an amount exceeding about 0.2 kW/kg reaction medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Assignee: EKA Chemicals AB
    Inventor: Roland Pudas
  • Patent number: 5879584
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an aqueous composition of a peracid by reacting an acid anhydride with concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Preferably the aqueous peracid composition is further converted into an emulsion having improved stability wherein said emulsion contains a surfactant having an HLB above 11 and a surfactant having an HLB below 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Giulia Ottavia Bianchetti, Stefano Scialla, Sandro Campestrini, Fulvio Di Furia
  • Patent number: 5422028
    Abstract: Cationic peroxyacid are provided having formula (I): ##STR1## wherein: R.sub.1 is an optionally substituted C.sub.1 -C.sub.24 alkyl or alkenyl or alkylaryl with a C.sub.1 -C.sub.24 alkyl group;R.sub.2 and R.sub.3 are each independently a C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 alkyl or C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 substituted alkyl group;R.sub.4 and R.sub.6 are each independently aryl or (CH.sub.2).sub.n where n is an integer from 1 to 7;R.sub.5 is selected from hydrogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.7 alkyl, or arylsubstituted with a C.sub.1 -C.sub.2 alkyl; andX.sup.- is a counter anion.These cationic peroxyacids show good bleaching activity over a wide range of pH conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company, Division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: John Oakes, David W. Thornthwaite
  • Patent number: 5030381
    Abstract: Stabilized diperoxydicarboxylic acids are prepared in which diperoxydicarboxylic acids are mixed with sodium sulfate produced in the process to yield improved diperoxydicarboxylic acid granules having good chemical stability despite a high impurity content, safe handling, low bulk density and high abrasion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: Huels Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Zimmermann, Thomas Jostmann, Hans-Peter Schueller, Klaus Engel