Patent Watch - 2014 Archive

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  • December 15P21-activated PAK4 inhibitors are potential cancer therapies.

  • December 8Inventors find a new way to make benzene.

  • December 1Sex hormone–related diseases may succumb to GnRH antagonists.

  • November 24

  • November 17RET kinase inhibitors may treat cancer and gastrointestinal disorders.

  • November 10Some cancers may be controlled by these enzyme inhibitors.

  • November 3Make polyol ethers more efficiently.

  • October 27Use a specialized distillation to isolate aroma chemicals.

  • October 20Here’s an improved process for making an HIV drug.

  • October 6Thermally cleave carbamates to produce isocyanates.

  • September 29This process may boost benzene production.

  • September 22Target neutrophil elastase to combat inflammatory diseases.

  • September 15

  • September 8This route to styrene has the potential to lower production costs.

  • September 1Try, try again: Here’s another direct route from benzene to phenol.

  • August 25Clean up fungicide intermediate before making the final product.

  • August 18Making benzene from methane may prevent potential shortages.

  • August 11Here is an improved process for making efavirenz, a key HIV drug.

  • August 4Wnt signaling pathway inhibitors are promising cancer therapies.

  • June 28These indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase inhibitors may lead to drugs for cancer and other diseases.

  • July 21Here are two better ways to synthesize enamino carbonyl compounds.

  • July 14C5 hydrocarbons are the key to a new ethylene–propylene process.

  • July 7If you can’t get higher olefins from steam cracking, how can you get them?

  • June 30Synthesize high-purity 2,2-difluoroethylamines in two steps.

  • June 23What is the definition of “green” plastic?

  • June 16Low–molecular mass polypeptide-7 inhibitors may help treat autoimmune diseases.

  • June 9Bacterial adhesin inhibitors may help treat IBD.

  • June 2Pim kinase inhibitors may help treat cancer.

  • May 26Use an economical propylene oxide process to make epichlorohydrin.

  • May 19Detect Alzheimer’s disease plaques with these imaging agents.

  • May 12Inducing neurogenesis may combat neurological diseases.

  • May 5Use a catalyst to improve propylene yield from an ethylene reactor.

  • April 28Here’s a better way to make a rivastigmine intermediate.

  • April 21Synthesize high-purity 2,2-difluoroethylamines in two steps.

  • April 14An alkoxylated catalyst support improves the performance of a two-product reaction.

  • April 7Treat immunological or inflammatory disorders with ITK inhibitors.

  • March 31Selective 5-HT receptor modulators may deliver focused targeting with fewer side effects.

  • March 24These catalysts convert ethylene to hexene and octene.

  • March 17HIV integrase inhibitors may be potent AIDS drugs.

  • March 10Crack propane to propylene with a specially pretreated catalyst.

  • March 3Here’s an improved synthesis of a fiber dye.

  • February 24Here’s an improved method for synthesizing an antipsychotic drug.

  • February 17A selective EP4 antagonist may be useful for treating arthritis.

  • February 10This ethylene dimerization catalyst produces 1-butene in high yields.

  • February 3Boost propylene yields from fluid catalytic crackers.

  • January 27Ethanol-to-propylene process may lead to “green” polypropylene.

  • January 20Trk inhibitors may do more than treat pain.

  • January 13Separate hydrogen from methane electrochemically.

  • January 6Quinazolinedionecarboxylic acid derivatives are tankyrase inhibitors.