Patent Watch - 2015 Archive

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  • January 5 - Potential uses for inexpensive shale gas.

  • January 12 - Make alkenes and aromatics from methane.

  • January 19 - This process produces an aroma chemical without its unwanted isomer.

  • January 26 - These SSRT4 agonists may be better pain medications.

  • February 2 - These catalysts promote the oxidative coupling of methane to ethylene.

  • February 9 - Propylene oxide manufacture takes another leap forward.

  • February 16 - Take a new route to fermentation propanols and methacrylic acid.

  • February 23 - Controlling jatropha growth can lead to more economical oil production.

  • March 2 - Manufacture an alternative diesel fuel from methane.

  • March 9 - Make acetylene and acrylic acid from methane at high speed

  • March 16 - Gasoline, diesel fuel, and base oils can be coproduced from biobased sources.

  • March 30 - Bromine is the key factor in this propylene process. Produce biobased terephthalic acid for making 100% renewable PET.

  • April 6 - Make formic acid from carbon dioxide and hydrogen in one step.

  • April 13 - Biojet is cleared for takeoff.

  • April 20 - Making styrene from toluene may be a bargain.

  • April 27 - A genetically engineered microorganism produces muconic acid.

  • May 4 - Upgrade pyrolysis oils to usable fuels.

  • May 11Inhibitors of the PAR2 signaling pathway may treat pain and inflammation.

  • May 18 - This process makes cellulosic and waste feedstocks more accessible to anaerobic organisms.

  • May 25 - Oxidatively dehydrogenate ethane to ethylene.

  • June 1 - Fermentation produces three alcohols simultaneously.

  • June 8 - Use an ionic liquid to purify terephthalic acid.

  • June 15 - Who can top Coke’s plant-derived plastic bottles?

  • June 22These pyrrolopyridines and pyrazolopyridines may be useful tor treating central nervous system disorders.

  • June 29 - An alternative process may lead to more stable n-butyl alcohol prices.

  • July 6 - ExxonMobil Chemical is working on a new propylene oxide process

  • July 13 - EGFR inhibitors may provide effective treatments for lung adenocarcinoma.

  • July 20 - Efficiently make ethylene and propylene from methane.

  • July 27 - This combination of technologies may “rescue” butadiene.

  • August 3 - What to do with the oversupply of ethane?

  • August 10 - Convert bioethanol to aromatics instead of ethylene.