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Method of producing imines

United States Patent

April 8, 2008
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A method for forming an imine comprises reacting a first reactant comprising a hydroxyl functionality, a carbonyl functionality, or both a hydroxyl functionality and a carbonyl functionality with a second reactant having an amine functionality in the presence of ordered porous manganese-based octahedral molecular sieves and an oxygen containing gas at a temperature and for a time sufficient for the imine to be produced.
Sithambaram; Shanthakumar (Storrs, CT), Son; Young-Chan (Storrs, CT), Suib; Steven L. (Storrs, CT)
The University of Connecticut (Farmington, CT)
11/ 424,688
June 16, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Grant No. DE-FG02-86ER13662.A0000.