Patent Watch - 2014 Archive

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  • January 6 Quinazolinedionecarboxylic acid derivatives are tankyrase inhibitors.

  • January 13 Separate hydrogen from methane electrochemically.

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

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

  • February 3 Boost propylene yields from fluid catalytic crackers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • May 12 Inducing neurogenesis may combat neurological diseases.

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

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

  • June 2 Pim kinase inhibitors may help treat cancer.

  • June 9 Bacterial adhesin inhibitors may help treat IBD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • September 15 Neurodegenerative diseases may have met their match.

  • September 22 Target neutrophil elastase to combat inflammatory diseases.

  • September 29 This process may boost benzene production.

  • October 6 Thermally cleave carbamates to produce isocyanates.

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

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

  • November 3 Make polyol ethers more efficiently.

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

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

  • November 24 Liver X receptor agonists may help treat coronary heart disease and other deadly diseases.

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

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

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

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