Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the preparation of trifluoromethanesulfonic acid anhydride by the steps of (1) forming a mixed anhydride comprising a trifluoromethanesulfonyl acyl residue and a carboxyl residue by contacting trifluoromethanesulfonic acid or a derivative thereof with a carboxyl compound selected from ketene, dialkyl ketenes, carboxylic acids, and derivatives of carboxylic acids and (2) subjecting the mixed anhydride to reactive distillation wherein the mixed anhydride undergoes disproportionation to produce triflic anhydride and a higher boiling carboxylic acid anhydride.
Abstract: A family of aza-ether based compounds including linear, multi-branched and aza-crown ethers is provided. When added to non-aqueous battery electrolytes, the family of aza-ether based compounds acts as neutral receptors to complex the anion moiety of the electrolyte salt thereby increasing the conductivity and the transference number of Li.sup.+ ion in alkali metal batteries.
June 19, 1995
Date of Patent:
January 6, 1998
Associated Universities, Inc.
Hung Sui Lee, Xiao-Qing Yang, James McBreen
Abstract: Process for the preparation of aryloxy-benzoic acids containing a sulphonamide group by the direct reaction of a phenoxy-benzoic acid with a sulphonamide, in the presence of a halogenating agent such as P(O)Cl.sub.3.