Hydroxy Containing (h Of -oh May Be Replaced By A Group Ia Or Iia Light Metal) Patents (Class 568/700)
  • Patent number: 10474771
    Abstract: A method of chemical process simulation includes providing a Sequential-Modular process simulator having a simulation algorithm. Responsive to receiving a process flowsheet creating a directed graph (DG) which represents a topology of the process flowsheet with components interconnected as nodes and process streams including recycle streams represented as cycles, with dependencies between process streams adding cycles. Partitioning the components into a first portion including strongly-connected component groups (SCCGs) along with individual components. An initial location is provided for each cycles for the SCCGs to generate a directed acyclic graph (DAG). An initial calculation order is determined for the flowsheet from the DAG, including an order for calculation within the SCCGs themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Devereux
  • Patent number: 9272970
    Abstract: Recovery of ethanol from a crude ethanol product obtained from the hydrogenation of acetic acid and by reacting a portion of the crude ethanol product or one or more derivative streams containing ethyl acetate obtained therefrom in the presence of hydrogen, via hydrogenolyzis. The one or more derivative streams comprise ethyl acetate that are reacted via hydrogenolyzis to form additional ethanol that may be directly or indirectly fed to the separation zone or the hydrogenation reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: R. Jay Warner, Trinity Horton, Radmila Jevtic, Victor J. Johnston, David Lee, Adam Orosco, Lincoln Sarager
  • Patent number: 8999013
    Abstract: Methods for producing alcohols and oligomers contemporaneously from a hydrocarbon feed containing mixed butenes using an acid based catalyst are provided. Additionally, methods for producing fuel compositions having alcohols and oligomers prepared from mixed olefins are also provided as embodiments of the present invention. In certain embodiments, the catalyst can include a dual phase catalyst system that includes a water soluble acid catalyst and a solid acid catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Thamer Mohammad, Kareemuddin M. Shaik, Aadesh Harale
  • Publication number: 20150087031
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of processing lignocellulosic material to obtain hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose and other high-value products. Also provided are hemicellulose sugars, cellulose sugars, lignin, cellulose, and other high-value products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Jansen, Claire Gregoire, philip Travisano, Lee Madsen, Neta Matis, Yael Har-Tal, Shay Eliahu, James Alan Lawson, Noa Lapidot, Luke Burke, Aharon M. Eyal, Timothy Allen Bauer, Hagit Sade, Paul Mcwilliams, Ziv-Vladimir Belman, Bassem Hallac, Michael Zviely, Yelena Gershinksy, Adam Carden
  • Patent number: 8987410
    Abstract: Process for preparing a macromonomer, in which a starting compound H2C?CR1—C6H4-s(R4)s—R3—OH or H2C?CR2—CO—NH—R3—OH, where R1 and R2 are each H or a linear or branched alkyl radical having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R3 is a linear or branched alkylene, aralkylene radical which has from 1 to 20 carbon atoms and can contain one or more hydroxy groups and the radicals R4 are each, independently of one another, a linear or branched alkyl, aralkyl, alkoxy or aralkoxy radical having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms and s=0-4, is, after partial deprotonation, reacted with at least one hydroxy-functional oxirane compound in the presence of an inhibitor of free-radical polymerization with opening of the oxirane ring, where the molar ratio of the molar amounts used n(starting compound):n(oxirane compound) is in the range from 1:100 to 1:1. Macromonomers which can be obtained by the process, polymers which can be obtained therefrom and their use as additives in coating compositions, plastics and cosmetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: BYK-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Wojciech Jaunky, Albert Frank, Alfred Bubat, Jürgen Omeis
  • Publication number: 20150038386
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (I) wherein R is hydrogen and the bond between C-2 and C-3 together with the dotted line represents a double bond, or R is —CH2— and together with C-2 and C-3 represents a cyclopropane ring and the bond between C-2 and C-3 together with the dotted line represents a single bond, having floral rosy odor notes, their use as fragrance and perfumed products comprising them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: GIVAUDAN S.A.
    Inventors: Hai-Shan Dang, Andreas Goeke, Yue Zou
  • Patent number: 8927594
    Abstract: The invention relates to compounds from the soft coral and the generation thereof. The invention also relates to the uses of the compounds from the soft coral in inhibiting inducible nitric oxide synthase and/or cyclooxygenase-2 and in treating the diseases associated with inducible nitric oxide synthase and/or cyclooxygenase-2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: National Sun Yat-Sen University, National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium
    Inventors: Jyh-Horng Sheu, Wei-Hsien Wang, Zhi-Hong Wen, Bo-Wei Chen, Ping-Jyun Sung
  • Patent number: 8920524
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyisobutenyl alcohols and substituted polyisobuentyl alcohols of the formula: wherein n is an integer from 5 to 90, R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, haloalkyl, alkoxycarbonyl and substituted aryl wherein at least one substituent group of the substituted aryl is selected from cyano, nitro and alkoxycarbonyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
    Inventors: Richard E. Cherpeck, Ruth Smocha
  • Publication number: 20140360493
    Abstract: A process for converting cellulose to glucose, said process comprising the steps of: providing a hydrated molten salt; contacting the hydrated molten salt with a cellulose-containing material to form dissolved glucose; removing the dissolved glucose from the hydrated molten salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Paul O'CONNOR, Jacob Adriaan MOULIJN, Michiel MAKKEE, Sjoerd DAAMEN, Rafael MENEGASSI DE ALMEIDA
  • Publication number: 20140275571
    Abstract: Methods, catalysts, and reactor systems for producing in high yield aromatic chemicals and liquid fuels from a mixture of oxygenates comprising di- and polyoxygenates are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods, catalysts, and reactor systems for producing aromatic chemicals and liquid fuels from oxygenated hydrocarbons such as carbohydrates, sugars, sugar alcohols, sugar degradation products, and the like; and methods, catalysts, and reactor systems for producing the mixture of oxygenates from oxygenated hydrocarbons such as carbohydrates, sugars, sugar alcohols, sugar degradation products, and the like. The disclosed catalysts for preparing the mixture of oxygenates comprise a Group VIII metal and a crystalline alumina support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Virent, Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Beck, Brian Blank, Casey Jones, Elizabeth Woods, Randy Cortright
  • Patent number: 8822737
    Abstract: A method of producing a solid glycerol derived material includes the steps of combining glycerol with a metal oxide, the glycerol having a water content of between about 5 and 50%, and the rate of combination of the glycerol and the metal oxide and the amount of the metal oxide being selected so that at least part of the water present in the glycerol reacts with the metal oxide in an exothermic reaction and at least part is driven off by heat produced in the exothermic reaction to produce the solid glycerol derived material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bio-Energy Ingredients Limited
    Inventors: Richard Alwyn Houseman, Abraham Christo Venter
  • Publication number: 20140243519
    Abstract: The present invention includes compounds useful as intermediates in the preparation of macrolactams, methods for preparing the intermediates, and methods for preparing macrolactams. One use of the methods and intermediates described herein is in the production of macrolactam compounds able to inhibit HCV NS3 protease activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Nobuyoshi Yasuda, Jeffrey T. Kuethe, Guy Humphrey, Gregory L. Beutner, Yong-Li Zhong, Edward Cleator, Carl Baxter
  • Publication number: 20140242867
    Abstract: Lignin compositions, products produced from them or containing them, methods to produce them, spinning methods, methods to convert lignin to a conversion product and conversion products produced by the methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Jansen, Aharon Eyal, Noa Lapidot, Bassem Hallac, Ziv-Vladimir Belman, Shmuel Kenig
  • Patent number: 8741255
    Abstract: Peroxo-carbonates derived from molten alkali and/or Group II metal salts, particularly carbonate salts are used as catalysts in oxidation and epoxidation reactions. Transition metal compounds may be included to improve the selectivity of the reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Helge Jaensch, Gary David Mohr
  • Publication number: 20140087978
    Abstract: A method of converting an inactive biocide into an active biocide comprises: contacting the inactive biocide with an activating agent, wherein the activating agent is capable of chemically reacting with the inactive biocide; and causing or allowing a chemical reaction to take place between the inactive biocide and the activating agent, wherein the chemical reaction produces the active biocide. The methods can also include deactivating the active biocide via a chemical reaction between the active biocide and a deactivating agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC
    Inventor: Jay P. DEVILLE
  • Patent number: 8673975
    Abstract: Compounds of formula (Ia): wherein R1, R2, R3, R4a, R4b, R5, and R6 are defined herein, as well as other indene derivatives are disclosed herein. Pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds and methods of using the compounds are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Raymond, Kang Han, Yuanlin Zhou, Yuehua He, Bradley Noren, James Gee Ken Yee
  • Publication number: 20130331622
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, apparatus and material are disclosed for generating renewable energy from biomass waste while sequestering carbon. In one aspect, a method performed by a reactor to dissociate raw biomass waste into a renewable source energy or a carbon byproduct or both includes receiving the raw biomass waste that includes carbon, hydrogen and oxygen to be dissociated under an anaerobic reaction. Waste heat is recovered from an external heat source to heat the received raw biomass waste. The heated raw biomass waste is dissociated to produce the renewable fuel, carbon byproduct or both. The dissociating includes compacting the heated raw biomass waste, generating heat from an internal heat source, and applying the generated heat to the compacted biomass waste under pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 8604225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing 5-hydroxymethylfurfural by dehydration of fructose and/or glucose and/or mannose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Novozymes, A/S
    Inventors: Sven Pedersen, Troels B. Christensen, Astrid Boisen, Vibeke W. Jurgensen, Thomas S. Hansen, Soeren Kegnaes, Anders Riisager, John M. Woodley, Jacob S. Jensen, Wenjing Fu
  • Publication number: 20130310469
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating higher alcohols from synthesis gas produced from carbonaceous materials are described, which can include a reactor configured to produce an alcohol stream and CO2 from a syngas feed. The alcohol stream can be separated in one or more downstream separators to produce a net reactor product and a methanol stream that can recycled into the reactor. The net reactor product preferably comprises higher-order alcohols such as ethanol, propanol, and butanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: FLUOR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ravi Ravikumar, Denny Li
  • Publication number: 20130302246
    Abstract: The present application provides compositions and methods using bioorthogonal inverse electron demand Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction for rapid and specific covalent delivery of a “payload” to a ligand bound to a biological target.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: The General Hospital Corporation
  • Patent number: 8575281
    Abstract: A sulfonic acid group-containing carbonaceous material that is useful as a solid acid catalyst for various reactions such as hydration of olefins and acidolysis reaction of hydroperoxide and also useful as a proton conductor material having excellent proton conductivity is provided. In addition, an economical and environmentally friendly method for producing methyl ethyl ketone is provided. A sulfonic acid group-containing carbonaceous material having high catalytic activities for various acid catalyst reactions and also having high proton conductivity can be obtained by carbonization and sulfonation of a phenolic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: Nippon Oil Company, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Shinichirou Yanagawa, Hidesato Kondo, Michikazu Hara
  • Publication number: 20130289302
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for generating propylene glycol, ethylene glycol and other polyols, diols, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and alcohols from biomass using hydrogen produced from the biomass. The methods involve reacting a portion of an aqueous stream of a biomass feedstock solution over a catalyst under aqueous phase reforming conditions to produce hydrogen, and then reacting the hydrogen and the aqueous feedstock solution over a catalyst to produce propylene glycol, ethylene glycol and the other polyols, diols, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and alcohols. The disclosed methods can be run at lower temperatures and pressures, and allows for the production of oxygenated hydrocarbons without the need for hydrogen from an external source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Randy D. Cortright
  • Publication number: 20130263498
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods, reactor systems and catalysts for converting biomass and biomass-derived feedstocks to C8+ hydrocarbons using heterogenous catalysts. The product stream may be separated and further processed for use in chemical applications, or as a neat fuel or a blending component in jet fuel and diesel fuel, or as heavy oils for lubricant and/or fuel oil applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: VIRENT, INC.
    Inventors: John Kania, Paul Blommel, Elizabeth Woods, Brice Dally, Warren Lyman, Randy Cortright
  • Patent number: 8546597
    Abstract: An organic silane compound for forming a Si-containing film by plasma CVD is provided. The silane compound contains 2 or more silicon atoms bonded by an intervening straight chain or branched oxygen-containing hydrocarbon chain having 4 to 8 carbon atoms containing a bond represented by Cp—O—Cq wherein p and q independently represent number of carbon atoms with the proviso that 2?p?6 and 2?q?6 and the carbon chains do not contain an unsaturated bond which conjugates with the oxygen atom, wherein all of the 2 or more silicon atoms has 1 or more hydrogen atom or an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Hamada
  • Publication number: 20130245328
    Abstract: Catalyst compositions for production of higher alcohols comprise a hydrotalcite or hydrotalcite-like support impregnated with molybdenum and an alkali metal. When the compositions are used to convert syngas, selectivity to higher (C2+) alcohols is increased in comparison to conversions accomplished over many other catalyst systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Jones, Pradeep K. Agrawal, Tien Thao Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20130232852
    Abstract: The present invention is directed generally to a method of production of value-added, biobased chemicals from lignin sources, including waste lignin. A method of using a depolymerization of lignin to create a tiered production of biobased aromatic chemicals and biofuels is also described herein. The method described herein may also allow for the selective production of the biobased aromatic chemicals and biofuels. Additionally, a reduction of waste products may also be provided from the present method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: THESIS CHEMISTRY, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Peterson, Vladimir Romakh, Benjamin M.T. Scott
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    Publication number: 20130238118
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein relates to methods and means for allocating, allotting, apportioning, dispensing, distributing, preparing, portioning, meting out and/or otherwise providing, controlling and/or regulating access to quantities of foods, beverages, and/or other substances. Various embodiments of the methods and means of the invention may be performed by and/or implemented in hardware, in software, by one or more entities, and/or by some combination of hardware, software and/or one or more entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Alfred M. Haas
  • Publication number: 20130203984
    Abstract: In a process for oxidizing a hydrocarbon to a product comprising at least one of the corresponding hydroperoxide, alcohol, ketone, carboxylic acid and dicarboxylic acid, the hydrocarbon is contacted with an oxygen-containing compound in at least one oxidation zone in the presence of a catalyst comprising a cyclic imide having an imide group of formula (I): wherein X represents an oxygen atom, a hydroxyl group, or an acyloxy group and wherein the oxygen-containing compound supplied to said at least one oxidation zone has a water content of less than or equal to 0.6% by weight of the oxygen-containing compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher L. Becker, Jihad M. Dakka, Franisco M. Benitez, Edmund J. Mozeleski
  • Patent number: 8501652
    Abstract: Catalysts and processes for forming catalysts for use in hydrogenating acetic acid to form ethanol. In one embodiment, the catalyst comprises a first metal, a silicaceous support, and at least one metasilicate support modifier. Preferably, the first metal is selected from the group consisting of copper, iron, cobalt, nickel, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, platinum, titanium, zinc, chromium, rhenium, molybdenum, and tungsten. In addition the catalyst may comprise a second metal preferably selected from the group consisting of copper, molybdenum, tin, chromium, iron, cobalt, vanadium, tungsten, palladium, platinum, lanthanum, cerium, manganese, ruthenium, rhenium, gold, and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Johnston, Laiyuan Chen, Barbara F. Kimmich, Josefina T. Chapman, James H. Zink, Heiko Weiner, John L. Potts, Radmila Jevtic
  • Publication number: 20130184150
    Abstract: Methods for producing greater biomass in a plant, increasing the drought tolerance of a plant, producing a decreased lignin concentration in a plant, producing a greater iron concentration in a plant, or inhibiting fungal infection in a plant comprise administering Bacillus subtilis FB17 to the plant, the seed of the plant, or soil surrounding the plant or the seed in an amount effective to produce greater biomass, increase the drought tolerance, produce a decreased lignin concentration, produce a greater iron concentration, or inhibit fungal infection in the plant compared to an untreated plant, respectively. Agricultural carriers and seed coatings comprising Bacillus subtilis FB17 are provided. The biomass of a plant which has been administered Bacillus subtilis FB17 can be converted to a biofuel or can be used as a food crop or in other uses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
    Inventor: UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
  • Publication number: 20130172191
    Abstract: A method to inhibit the ethylene response in plants with cyclopropene compounds by first generating stable cyclopropane precursor compounds and then converting these compounds to the gaseous cyclopropene antagonist compound by use of a reducing or nucleophilic agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Richard Martin Jacobson, Martha Jean Kelly, William Nixon James
  • Publication number: 20130172636
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, apparatus and material are disclosed for generating renewable energy from biomass waste while sequestering carbon. In one aspect, method performed by a reactor to dissociate raw biomass waste into a renewable source energy or a carbon byproduct or both includes receiving the raw biomass waste that includes carbon, hydrogen and oxygen to be dissociated under an anaerobic reaction. Waste heat is recovered from an external heat source to heat the received raw biomass waste. The heated raw biomass waste is dissociated to produce the renewable fuel, carbon byproduct or both. The dissociating includes compacting the heated raw biomass waste, generating heat from an internal heat source, and applying the generated heat to the compacted biomass waste under pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: McAlister Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Edward McAlister
  • Patent number: 8471075
    Abstract: A process for selective formation of ethanol from acetic acid by hydrogenating acetic acid in the presence of first metal, a silicaceous support, and at least one support modifier. Preferably, the first metal is selected from the group consisting of copper, iron, cobalt, nickel, ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, platinum, titanium, zinc, chromium, rhenium, molybdenum, and tungsten. In addition the catalyst may comprise a second metal preferably selected from the group consisting of copper, molybdenum, tin, chromium, iron, cobalt, vanadium, tungsten, palladium, platinum, lanthanum, cerium, manganese, ruthenium, rhenium, gold, and nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Celanese International Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Johnston, Laiyuan Chen, Barbara F. Kimmich, Josefina T. Chapman, James H. Zink, Heiko Weiner, John L. Potts, Radmila Jevtic
  • Patent number: 8471072
    Abstract: The invention provides processes for preparing soy-based oligomeric polyols or substituted oligomeric polyols, as well as urethane bioelasteromers comprising the oligomeric polyols or substituted oligomeric polyols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: The Curators of the University of Missouri
    Inventors: Galen Suppes, Zuleica Lozada, Arnold Lubguban
  • Patent number: 8461397
    Abstract: In a process for oxidizing a hydrocarbon to the corresponding hydroperoxide, alcohol, ketone, carboxylic acid or dicarboxylic acid, a reaction medium comprising a hydrocarbon is contacted with an oxygen-containing gas in a reaction zone and in the presence of a catalyst comprising a cyclic imide. During the oxidation process, a portion of the reaction medium is continuously or intermittently removed from the reaction zone, is stripped of water and organic acid impurities and then returned to the reaction zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Lattner, Mark Hagemeister, Jon E. R. Stanat, John S. Buchanan, Jihad M. Dakka, Stephen Zushma
  • Publication number: 20130145495
    Abstract: This invention provides genetically modified photosynthetic organisms and methods and constructs for enhancing inorganic carbon fixation. A photosynthetic organism of the present invention comprises a RUBISCO fusion protein operatively coupled to a protein-protein interaction domain to enable the functional association of RUBISCO and carbonic anhydrase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: DONALD DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER
    Inventor: Richard T. Sayre
  • Patent number: 8450533
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of cyclopropyl carbinols by cyclopropanation of unsaturated alcoholates, utilizing a reagent system selected from (A) magnesium metal and dibromomethane, and (B) dibromomethane and a tertiary Grignard reagent, the reaction being carried out in the presence of an ether solvent. The process is useful, for example, for the preparation of ingredients for the flavor and fragrance industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Givaudan SA
    Inventor: Fridtjof Schroder
  • Publication number: 20130121909
    Abstract: A method of purification and modification of carbon nanoproduct involves forcing a mixture of the dehydrated air or oxygen or ozone or any combination thereof through the carbon nanoproduct under pressure up to 0.8 MPa accompanied by mixing of the carbon nanoproduct and heating in the temperature range from +20 to +550° C. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Igor Leonidovich Petrov, Yuriy Alekseevich Skryabin, Olga Alexander Shenderova
  • Publication number: 20130096326
    Abstract: A method of purification and production of value-added, biobased chemicals and derivative products from crude bioglycerin is described herein. The present method provides methods for desalinating, decolorizing, and concentrating bioglycerin for the production of biobased chemicals or purified bioglycerin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: THESIS CHEMISTRY, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Peterson, Christopher M. Yost
  • Publication number: 20130091760
    Abstract: A method of production of value-added, biobased chemicals, derivative products, and/or purified glycerin from animal-based bioglycerin is described herein. A method of purification of animal-based bioglycerin is also described herein. The method of purification of animal-based bioglycerin described provides methods for desalinating, decolorizing, and/or concentrating animal-based bioglycerin for the production of biobased chemicals, derivative products, and/or purified glycerin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Thesis Chemistry, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Peterson, Christopher M. Yost
  • Publication number: 20130091759
    Abstract: A method of production of value-added, biobased chemicals, derivative products, and/or purified glycerin from plant-based bioglycerin is described herein. A method of purification of plant-based bioglycerin is also described herein. The method of purification of plant-based bioglycerin described provides methods for desalinating, decolorizing, and/or concentrating plant-based bioglycerin for the production of biobased chemicals, derivative products, and/or purified glycerin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: THESIS CHEMISTRY, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Peterson, Christopher M. Yost
  • Patent number: 8399706
    Abstract: A chiral tetraaminophosphonium salt represented by formula (1) and a method for producing chiral ?-nitroalcohol comprising reacting an aldehyde or a ketone and a nitroalkane in the presence of the chiral tetraaminophosphonium salt represented by formula (1) and a base, or in the presence of a conjugated base of the chiral tetraaminophosphonium salt represented by formula (1): wherein R1 to R4 are independently a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group; and, R1 and R2 are different groups or R3 and R4 are different groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Takashi Ooi, Daisuke Uraguchi
  • Publication number: 20130066103
    Abstract: This invention relates to a co-oligomer having an Mn of 300 to 30,000 g/mol comprising 10 to 90 mol % propylene and 10 to 90 mol % of ethylene, wherein the oligomer has at least X % allyl chain ends, where: 1) X=(?0.94(mole % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mole % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer. This invention also relates to a homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the oligomer has: at least 93% allyl chain ends, an Mn of about 500 to about 20,000 g/mol, an isobutyl chain end to allylic vinyl group ratio of 0.8:1 to 1.2:1.0, and less than 100 ppm aluminum. This invention also relates to a process of making homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the productivity is greater than 4500 g/mmol Hf (or Zr)/hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick BRANT, Donna J. CROWTHER, Andrew G. NARVAEZ
  • Publication number: 20130059992
    Abstract: This invention relates to a co-oligomer having an Mn of 300 to 30,000 g/mol comprising 10 to 90 mol % propylene and 10 to 90 mol % of ethylene, wherein the oligomer has at least X % allyl chain ends, where: 1) X=(?0.94 (mole % ethylene incorporated)+100), when 10 to 60 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 2) X=45, when greater than 60 and less than 70 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer, and 3) X=(1.83*(mole % ethylene incorporated)?83), when 70 to 90 mole % ethylene is present in the co-oligomer. This invention also relates to a homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the oligomer has: at least 93% allyl chain ends, an Mn of about 500 to about 20,000 g/mol, an isobutyl chain end to allylic vinyl group ratio of 0.8:1 to 1.2:1.0, and less than 100 ppm aluminum. This invention also relates to a process of making homo-oligomer, comprising propylene, wherein the productivity is greater than 4500 g/mmol Hf (or Zr)/hour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick BRANT, Donna J. CROWTHER, Andrew G. NARVAEZ, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130053604
    Abstract: The present invention describes an exchanger-reactor for carrying out endothermic reactions such as steam reforming oil cuts or alcohols integrating a steam generation bundle which can thereby increase the thermal efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
    Inventors: Christophe BOYER, Fabrice GIROUDIERE
  • Publication number: 20130040806
    Abstract: A catalyst for the electrolysis of water molecules and hydrocarbons, the catalyst including catalytic groups comprising A1-xB2?yB?yO4 spinels having a cubical M4O4 core, wherein A is Li or Na, B and B? are independently any transition metal or main group metal, M is B, B?, or both, x is a number from 0 to 1, and y is a number from 0 to 2. In photo-electrolytic applications, a plurality of catalytic groups are supported on a conductive support substrate capable of incorporating water molecules. At least some of the catalytic groups, supported by the support substrate, are able to catalytically interact with water molecules incorporated into the support substrate. The catalyst can also be used as part of a photo-electrochemical cell for the generation of electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
    Inventors: G. Charles Dismukes, Martha Greenblatt
  • Publication number: 20130041186
    Abstract: An olefin hydration process and reactor are provided, wherein an integrated membrane selectively removes alcohol product from the reactor, thereby allowing for increased yields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ibrahim Abba, Aadesh Harale, Stephan Ralf Vogel, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 8372944
    Abstract: A method of making a hyperbranched amphiphilic polyester compound includes drying under vacuum a mixture of 2-(4-hydroxybutyl)-malonic acid and p-toluene sulphonic acid as catalyst. The vacuum is then released with a dry inert gas after drying. The dried mixture is heated under the inert gas at a temperature sufficient for polymerization. The inert gas is evacuated while continuing to heat the mixture. The formed polymer is then dissolved in dimethylformamide and precipitated out by adding methanol. Modifications of the method yield nanoparticles of polyesters having properties suited for coencapsulating fluorescent dyes together with therapeutic drugs, resulting in theranostic nanoparticles, that is, nanoparticles useful in both therapeutic treatments and diagnostic methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Manuel Perez, Santimukul Santra
  • Patent number: 8367078
    Abstract: The invention relates to kinase inhibitor compounds and methods of identifying and using them. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical compositions and methods for treating disorders, especially cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter P. Sayeski, György M. Keserü
  • Publication number: 20130006020
    Abstract: Provided is an alcohol production method comprising the step of reducing an ester or a lactone with hydrogen to produce a corresponding alcohol without addition of a base compound by using, as a catalyst, a ruthenium complex represented by the following general formula (1): RuH(X)(L1)(L2)n??(1) wherein X represents a monovalent anionic ligand, L1 represents a tetradentate ligand having at least one coordinating phosphino group and at least one coordinating amino group or a bidentate aminophosphine ligand having one coordinating phosphino group and one coordinating amino group, and L2 represents a bidentate aminophosphine ligand having one coordinating phosphino group and one coordinating amino group, provided that n is 0 when L1 is the tetradentate ligand, and n is 1 when L1 is the bidentate aminophosphine ligand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: TAKASAGO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wataru KURIYAMA, Yasunori INO, Osamu OGATA