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Squalane and isosqualane compositions and methods for preparing the same

United States Patent

November 19, 2013
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Provided herein are methods comprising catalytic dimerization of .beta.-farnesene to obtain squalane and/or isosqualane. Compositions comprising squalane and/or isosqualane are provided. In certain embodiments, squalane and isosqualane prepared by the methods provided herein can be useful for applications in cosmetic industry and/or in the lubricants industry.
Fisher; Karl (Petaluma, CA), Schofer; Susan Jessica (San Francisco, CA), Kanne; David B. (Corte Madera, CA)
Amyris, Inc. (Emeryville, CA)
13/ 112,991
May 20, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH Some of the work described herein was funded by Award No. DE-EE0002869 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Accordingly, the Government may have rights to some embodiments of this invention.