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Cross-linked anion exchange membrane
Project ID: D2018-55Background Increasing population drives increasing energy demand. Fuel cells and electrochemical devices are under investigation for use as an energy supply. However, the devices may not being reaching their commercialization potential; Proton Exchange Membranes (PEMs) are limited by the use of platinum catalysts, fuel crossover...
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...
3D Printable Bioactive Glass/Polymer Composite
Project ID: D2018-16Background Popularity of 3D printing has grown exponentially in the last decade, leading to endless applications of rapid prototyping and production of parts in a variety of fields such as aerospace and medicine. In any application, it is critical that the appropriate printing material is selected to ensure proper function and ...
Ring-Closing Metathesis Creates Nylon-11, -12 and -13 Precursors from Widely Abundant Plant-Derived Biomass
Project ID: D2014-39 IP Status: Provisional patent #62/020,488 filed Invention Description: Invention relates to a new ring-closing-metathesis approach for making C11, C12 and C13 lactams (cyclic form of amino acids) from oleic acid or alkyl esters originating from lipids. The method allows direct conversion of the widely abundant natural fatty aci...
Methods for Production of Fatty Acid Alkanolamides (FAAAs) from Microalgae Biomass
Project ID: D2014-07 IP Status: Provisional patent # 62/095,502 filed Invention Description: Concise and efficient procedure for FAAA synthesis and isolation from lipid-containing algal biomass. Applications: Industrial uses such as biosurfactants or biolubricants including personal care products, pharmaceuticals, detergents, rust inhibitors, ink...
Renewable Alternatives to Petroleum-Derived Products: Novel Approach Creates Nylon-12 and -13 Precursors from Lipids
Project ID: D2014-06 Invention Description: Invention relates to a new olefin cross-metathesis approach for making C12 and C13 amino esters from oleic acid (or alkyl esters) originating from lipids. The method allows direct conversion of the widely abundant natural fatty acid oleic acid into synthetic precursors or nylon-12 and nylon-13 in half the...