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Synthesis of acenes and hydroxy-acenes

United States Patent

January 4, 2011
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A method comprising reducing an acenequinone to form an acenepolyhydrodiol by exposing the acenequinone to a reducing environment comprising an alkoxyaluminate.
Chi; Xiaoliu (Kingsville, TX)
Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. (Murray Hill, NJ), Columbia University (New York, NY)
12/ 701,937
February 8, 2010
This invention was made with U.S. government support from Department of Energy grant DEFG02-04ER46118. The U.S. government has certain rights to this invention.