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Beta-propiolactone based copolymers containing biogenic carbon, methods for their production and uses thereof

Provided herein are methods and systems for producing biodegradable beta-propoiolacone-based polyester polymers from renewable eo and co on an industrial scale.. . ... Novomer Inc

Biodegradable polyols having higher biobased content

The present invention is directed to biodegradable polyester polyol polymers having high bio-based content and methods for producing biodegradable polyester polyol polymers having high bio-based content. In preferred embodiments, β-lactone monomers may be produced from epoxide and carbon monoxide having high bio-based content. ... Novomer Inc

Biodegradable sanitary articles with higher biobased content

The present invention is directed to sanitary articles such as disposable diapers, adult incontinent pads, feminine hygiene products, and sanitary napkins comprised of biodegradable polymers with higher biobased content. The sanitary articles include a topsheet, an absorbent core, and a backsheet. ... Novomer Inc

Methods for production of aromatic dicarboxylic acids and derivatives thereof

Provided are methods for the production of isophthalic acid (ip a) and derivatives thereof. The methods are based on the addition of beta propiolactone to furfural or a derivative thereof. ... Novomer Inc

Systems and processes for polymer production

Disclosed are compositions, systems and methods related to a polypropiolactone composition comprising polypropiolactone polymers. Such polymers include polypropiolactone chains of formula (i): [formula should be inserted here] where n is an integer from 10 to about 1,000 and y is either —h or a cation.. ... Novomer Inc

Systems and processes for polyacrylic acid production

Disclosed are systems and methods for the production of polyacrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers from ethylene oxidation to form ethylene oxide. Reacting the ethylene oxide with carbon monoxide to form to beta propiolactone (bpl) or polypropiolactone (ppl), or a combination thereof. ... Novomer Inc

Process and system for production of polypropiolactone

Provided are integrated processes for the conversion of ethylene oxide to polypropiolactone. Systems for the production of polypropiolactone are also provided.. ... Novomer Inc

Continuous carbonylation processes

Provided are processes for monitoring and maintaining continuous carbonylation of epoxides or lactones. Processes include measuring parameters affecting the rate of the carbonylation reaction and adding supplemental replacement catalyst replacement components to maintain a constant rate of carbonylation.. ... Novomer Inc

Integrated methods for chemical synthesis

The integrated processes herein provide improved carbon efficiency for processes based on coal or biomass gasification or steam methane reforming. Provided are also ethylene oxide carbonylation products such as beta-propiolactone and succinic anhydride having a bio-based content between 0% and 100%, and methods for producing and analyzing the same.. ... Novomer Inc

Flexible chemical production platform

Disclosed are integrated systems and methods for the conversion of epoxides to beta lactones and to multiple c3 products and/or c4 products.. . ... Novomer Inc

Process for production of acrylic acid

Provided are integrated processes for the conversion of beta propiolactone to acrylic acid. Systems for the production of acrylic acid are also provided.. ... Novomer Inc

Acrylic acid production process

Provided herein are methods of producing acrylic acid from bpl. Such methods involve the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, such as a zeolite at vapor phase conditions. ... Novomer Inc

Process for production of acrylates from epoxides

In one aspect, the present invention encompasses integrated processes for the conversion of epoxides to acrylic acid derivatives and polyesters. In certain embodiments, the methods of the present invention comprise the steps of: providing a feedstock stream comprising an epoxide and carbon monoxide; contacting the feedstock stream with a metal carbonyl in a first reaction zone to effect conversion of at least a portion of the provided epoxide to a beta lactone; directing the effluent from the first reaction zone to a second reaction zone where the beta lactone is subjected to conditions that convert it to a compound selected from the group consisting of: an alpha beta unsaturated acid, an alpha beta unsaturated ester, an alpha beta unsaturated amide, and an optionally substituted polypropiolactone polymer; and isolating a final product comprising the alpha-beta unsaturated carboxylic acid, the alpha-beta unsaturated ester, the alpha-beta unsaturated amide or the polypropiolactone.. ... Novomer Inc

Synthesis of metal complexes and uses thereof

The present disclosure provides novel methods of making aluminum complexes with utility for promoting epoxide carbonylation reactions. Methods include reacting neutral metal carbonyl compounds with alkylaluminum complexes.. ... Novomer Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198203

Polycarbonate block copolymers

The disclosure pertains to amphiphilic block copolymers comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate chain coupled to a hydrophilic polymer. Such amphiphilic polymers may have the formula a-l-b, where a- is a polycarbonate or polyethercarbonate chain having from about 3 to about 500 repeating units, l is a linker moiety and —b is a hydrophilic oligomer having from about 4 to about 200 repeating units. ... Novomer Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183369

Catalysts and methods for polymer synthesis

The present invention provides unimolecular metal complexes having increased activity in the copolymerization of carbon dioxide and epoxides. Also provided are methods of using such metal complexes in the synthesis of polymers. ... Novomer Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107241

Salen complexes with dianionic counterions

The present invention describes metal salen complexes having dianionic counterions. Such complexes can be readily precipitated and provide an economical method for the purification and isolation of the complexes, and are useful to prepare novel polymer compositions.. ... Novomer Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107103

Integrated methods for chemical synthesis

Among other things, the present invention encompasses the applicant's recognition that epoxide carbonylation can be performed industrially utilizing syngas streams containing hydrogen, carbon monoxide and varying amounts carbon dioxide. Contrary to expectation, the epoxide carbonylation reaction proceeds selectively in the presence of these mixed gas streams and incorporates excess co in the syngas stream into valuable chemical precursors, resulting in hydrogen streams substantially free of co. ... Novomer Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096407

Catalyst recycle methods

The present invention provides novel solutions to the problem of recycling carbonylation catalysts in epoxide carbonylation processes. The inventive methods are characterized in that the catalyst is recovered in a form other than as active catalyst. ... Novomer Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080409

Catalysts for epoxide carbonylation

The present invention encompasses catalysts for the carbonylation of heterocycles such as ethylene oxide, as well as methods for their use. The catalysts feature lewis acidic metal complexes having one or more tethered metal-coordinating groups in combination with at least one metal carbonyl species. ... Novomer Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073463

Catalytic carbonylation catalysts and methods

In one aspect, the present invention provides catalysts for the carbonylation of heterocycles. The inventive catalysts feature metal-ligand complexes having cationic functional groups tethered to the ligand, wherein the tethered cationic groups are associated with anionic metal carbonyl species. ... Novomer Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051106

Polycarbonate polyol compositions and methods

In one aspect, the present disclosure encompasses polymerization systems for the copolymerization of co2 and epoxides comprising 1) a catalyst including a metal coordination compound having a permanent ligand set and at least one ligand that is a polymerization initiator, and 2) a chain transfer agent having one or more sites capable of initiating copolymerization of epoxides and co2, wherein the chain transfer agent contains one or more masked hydroxyl groups. In a second aspect, the present disclosure encompasses methods for the synthesis of polycarbonate polyols using the inventive polymerization systems. ... Novomer Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022319

Aliphatic polycarbonate polyol compositions

The present invention encompasses co2-based polycarbonate polyols that do not degrade from the chain ends to form cyclic carbonate. Importantly, the inventive polyol compositions retain —oh end group functionality desirable for thermoset applications.. ... Novomer Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002136

Polymer compositions produced from biobased ethanol

The present invention provides terephthalic acid in which two of the aromatic ring carbons are derived from ethanol. The present invention also provides pet, ptt, and pbt polymer compositions, and plastic molding compositions and manufactured goods thereof, wherein each repeat unit in a polymer composition can comprise four ethanol-derived carbon atoms.. ... Novomer Inc

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