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Cross metathesis approach to C11-C13 fatty-chain amino esters from oleic acid derivatives

United States Patent

October 2, 2018
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A concise method of producing nylon 11, 12, or 13 precursors from oleic acid or an ester of oleic acid is described. The method involves cross-metathesis reactions as the key C--C bond formation step. Subsequent steps are provided to convert the metathesis product to the corresponding nylon precursors. Also provided are the products of the method.
Yamamoto; Kana (Toledo, OH), Viamajala; Sridhar (Toledo, OH), Varanasi; Sasidhar (Toledo, OH), Nguyen; Kim (Toledo, OH), Abel; Godwin (Toledo, OH), Mudiyanselage; Ajith Yapa (Toledo, OH)
The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
15/ 320,802
June 22, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under Grant Number CHE-1230609 awarded by the National Science Foundation and Grant Number DE-EE0005993 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.