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ACID CATALYZED OLIGOMERIZATION OF ALKYL ESTERS AND CARBOXYLIC ACIDS

United States Patent Application

20150368180
A1
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The oligomerization of certain carboxylic acids and alkyl esters derived from natural oils is disclosed. This includes the oligomerization of C.sub.10-17 unsaturated carboxylic acids such as 9-decenoic acid, where the oligomerization yields a mixture of mono-, di- and tri-carboxylic acids. This also includes the oligomerization of certain alkyl esters, including the oligomerization of C.sub.10-17 unsaturated alkyl esters such as methyl 9-decenoate (9-DAME), where the oligomerization yields a mixture of mono-, di- and tri-carboxylic acid esters. Various end use applications for the oligomerized carboxylic acids and oligomerized alkyl esters are also disclosed.
Hategan, Georgeta (Plainfield, IL), Cohen, Steven A. (Naperville, IL), Littich, Ryan (Shorewood, IL), Di Biase, Stephen A. (River Forest, IL), Firth, Bruce (Buffalo Grove, IL), Weitkamp, Robin (Batavia, IL)
ELEVANCE RENEWABLE SCIENCES, INC. (Woodridge IL)
14/ 840,874
August 31, 2015
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under grant no. DE-EE0002872/001, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in this invention.