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Selective Oxidation of Organic Substrates to Partially Oxidized Products
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For Information, Contact:
Craig Forney
Commercialization Manager, Chemistry and Materials Sciences
515-294-4740
licensing@iastate.edu
Web Published:
5/5/2015
ISURF #
3901
Summary:
Researchers have developed a method for utilizing ozone for oxidation of alcohols to ketones or aldehydes that enables a rapid and controlled rate of catalysis and is also an environmentally friendly and versatile technology.

Development Stage:
This technology has been tested and proven effective, and ISU is seeking commercialization partners.

Description:
Ozone is recognized as a potent and effective oxidizing agent with numerous commercial uses, including use as an industrial oxidant and water treatment.  Building on research related to iron catalysis in oxidations by ozone, Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed an approach for selective oxidation in an environmentally friendly manner to obtain industrially important aldehydes and ketones. Because this approach uses mild reaction conditions and eliminates toxic waste compounds, it may have utility for the production of aldehydes and ketones, whose versatile properties make them valuable starting materials for numerous products.

Advantage:
• Rapid and controlled rate of catalysis
• Environmentally friendly: ozone naturally decomposes to oxygen)
• Versatile: may be used for any applications and/or substrates for which ozone is used as an oxidant)
Application:
Oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes or ketones.

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Patent Information:
*To see the full version of the patent(s), follow the link below, then click on "Images" button.
Country Serial No. Patent No. Issued Date
United States 13/434,900 8,507,730* 8/13/2013


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