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Homogenous and Reusable Superacid Polymer Catalyst for the Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose
Project ID: D2018-18Background Combinations of Brønsted and Lewis acid catalysts are generally used for the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from glucose. However, reutilization of these catalysts is challenging due to their solubility in reaction medium. Heterogeneous catalysts containing both types of acid sites are not usually...
One Step Liquid To Metal High Surface Area Platinum Catalyst Via Low Temperature Reduction
Project ID: D2017-51Background Catalytic converters reduce and transform exhaust emissions to prevent air pollution from vehicles. A ceramic honeycomb structure was designed to maximize the surface area through which vehicle exhaust passes. The increased surface area makes the catalytic converter more effective due to the additional space made ava...
Unique family of trianionic ligand precursors provide unprecedented control over polymer properties
Project ID: D2009-89IP Status: U.S. Utility Patent #8,524,846 Invention Description: These trianionic ligand precursors are useful in making proprietary constrained geometry complexes (CGCs) that can potentially function as single-site homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. These cataly...
Exhaust Gas Purification Catalysts and Methods of Making the Same
Project ID: D2009-44Background: Exhaust streams generated by the combustion of fossil fuels contain different types of pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur and nitrogen, unburned hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds oxides. While there are different catalytic devices and methods to treat exhaust streams, it is difficult to...
Desulfurizer-Reformer Reactor System for use with Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Project ID: D2008-25Background:Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that continuously convert chemical energy into electric energy for as long as fuel and oxidant are supplied. The primary advantages of fuel cell power generation include increased efficiency, lower weight, smaller size, less air pollution, and reduced noise. However, diesel fuel...
High Temperature Sulfur Sorbents
Project ID: D2009-35Background:Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that continuously convert chemical energy into electric energy for as long as fuel and oxidant are supplied. The primary advantages of fuel cell power generation include increased efficiency, lower weight, smaller size, less air pollution, and reduced noise. However, diesel fuel...
Novel Bifunctional Catalyst and Methods for Synthesis of Optically Pure ß-Lactones
Project ID: D2010-06 Invention novelty: The disclosed invention embodies a novel cobalt based bifunctional catalyst and the process to synthesize enantiomerically pure ( > 99 % ee) β-lactones. Value proposition: Enantiomerically pure β-lactones have found attraction as intermediates in the synthesis of a large number of chiral drug...