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Process for chemical reaction of amino acids and amides yielding selective conversion products

United States Patent

May 23, 2006
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The invention relates to processes for converting amino acids and amides to desirable conversion products including pyrrolidines, pyrrolidinones, and other N-substituted products. L-glutamic acid and L-pyroglutamic acid provide general reaction pathways to numerous and valuable selective conversion products with varied potential industrial uses.
Holladay; Jonathan E. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 841,687
May 6, 2004
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO-1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.