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Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Catalysts for Sustainable Hydrofunctionalization Reactions
TS-064828 — The Need: Transition metal-catalyzed hydroelementation reactions address a critical demand in various industries by facilitating the addition of H-E (E = H, Si, B) across C-C double bonds. These reactions are vital in the chemical sector, particularly in the petrochemical, pharmaceutical, agrochemic…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Thomas, Christine; Fitzsimmons, Matthew
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Revolutionizing Pharmaceutical Synthesis: Advancements in Metal-Catalyzed Coupling Technology
TS-064824 — The Need In the pharmaceutical industry, the synthesis of complex organic substrates is crucial for the development of life-saving medications. However, traditional metal-catalyzed coupling reactions often face significant challenges when applied to these complex substrates, leading to high failure…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Sevov, Christo; Dinh, Long; Hamby, Taylor; Starbuck, Hunter
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Electrocatalytic grafting and modification of polyvinylchlorides and chloroparaffins
TS-064268 — Polyvinylchloride (PVC) is a widely used plastic, but its inherent limitations—brittleness, thermal instability, and poor shear strength—pose significant challenges for diverse applications, from medical packaging to construction. Conventional PVC modification relies on high loadings o…
  • College: College of Arts & Sciences
  • Inventors: Sevov, Christo; Truesdell, Blaise
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

Direct Current Generation By Recycling Omnipresent EM Waves
TS-063309 — The Need Over five billion wireless devices are connected to wireless service providers worldwide, with a constant emergence of new and improved technologies. Fifth Generation (5G) wireless technologies are rapidly being deployed due to the demand for fast and more reliable services for mobile user…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Wang, Xiaoguang; Lyu, Hualiang
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Fast-charging anodes for lithium-ion batteries
TS-063224 — The Need In the rapidly evolving landscape of electric vehicle (EV) technology, there exists a pressing commercial need for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (LiBs) that can not only deliver high charge capacities and power densities but also address the critical issues of capacity fading and safe…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Kim, Jung Hyun; Jiao, Xinwei "Jocelyn"; Yap, Jun Wei; Yu, Chanyeop
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Post synthetic incorporation of Ti into zeolite Beta via defect sites originating from methyl-silanes and its impacts on epoxidation and reduction reactions
TS-062968 — A novel method of creating catalytic material containing paired Lewis acids in combination with alkyl-metal precursors for improving the production of materials used in agricultural, chemical, and other commercial/industrial applications/processes.
More efficient techniques to create catalytic material are required to enable higher efficiencies and other performance improvements when used for manufacturing of specialty chemicals and other compounds. The conventional methods whereby Lewis acids play a role in catalysis has some key limitation…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Spanos, Alex
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

Tuning the nature of the catalytic site through synthesizing Lewis acid zeolite Beta with alkyl-Sn precursors
TS-062967 — Novel method capable of using alkyl tin compounds to generate Lewis acid zeolite Sn-Beta.
Conventional approaches used in chemical processes such as synthesis for production of materials involve formation of catalytic sites within the process framework. Current methods used for catalytic site creation tend to be long and result in increased production costs. This is partially due to re…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Brunelli, Nicholas "Nick"; Spanos, Alexander
  • Licensing Officer: Randhawa, Davinder

pH-sensitive inhibitor release system for corrosion protection
TS-062835 — Coatings are broadly used to protect metallic structures from corrosion. However, aggressive acidic and alkaline conditions can both develop locally on the coated metal surface due to corrosion, leading to the failure of the coated structure. Commonly used smart coatings use a timed release of spe…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Li, Chao; Frankel, Gerald "Jerry"; Guo, Xiaolei
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Heteroatom doped Carbon Nanostructures for Electrocatalytic Chlorine and Bromine Production
TS-062692 — Chlorine is used in production of many products, such as many polymers like polyvinyl chloride, polyurethanes and chloroaromatics. It is also used extensively in pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fiber optics, hypochlorite bleaches, and other commodities. However, the current method of producing chlori…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Ozkan, Umit; Jain, Deeksha; Mamtani, Kuldeep
  • Licensing Officer: Zinn, Ryan

Novel Efficient Butanol Production without CO2 Emission
TS-062607 — Chemicals and fuels from renewable resources have gained global interest due to environmental issues, climate change, oil price and supply volatility, and decreasing nonrenewable fossil fuel sources. Butanol is a biofuel alternative that can provide a higher heating value, lower volatility, polarity…
  • College: College of Engineering (COE)
  • Inventors: Yang, Shang-Tian "ST"
  • Licensing Officer: Willson, Christopher

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