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Lecithin compositions and methods of making and using such lecithin compositions

The present invention is directed towards compositions comprising a lecithin; a sugar alcohol, a sugar, or combinations of any thereof; and an alcohol. Compositions comprising a water soluble surfactant are further disclosed. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Methods for the positive selection of ethanol overproducing mutants from saccharomyces cerevisiae

Described herein are new approaches for the selection of s. Cerevisiae strains with increased ethanol production from hydrolyzed starch derived sugars. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Processes for fractionating phospholipids

Processes of fractionating phospholipids are disclosed. In one embodiment, the process includes placing a phospholipid containing material in contact with an adsorbent, such that the adsorbent associates with at least one phospholipid of the phospholipid containing material. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Processes for producing 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and derivatives thereof and polymers made therefrom

An integrated process is described for producing 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid and/or a derivative thereof from a six carbon sugar-containing feed, comprising: a) dehydrating a feed comprising a six-carbon sugar unit, in the presence of a bromine source and of a solvent, to generate an oxidation feed comprised of at least one of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural and/or a derivative or derivatives of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural in the solvent, together with at least one bromine containing species; b) contacting the oxidation feed from step (a) with a metal catalyst and with an oxygen source under oxidation conditions to produce an oxidation product mixture comprising 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (fdca) and/or a derivative thereof, the solvent, and a residual catalyst; c) purifying and separating the mixture obtained in step (b) to obtain fdca and/or a derivative thereof and the solvent; and d) recycling at least a portion of the solvent obtained in step (c) to step (a).. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Isoidide manufacture and purification

Methods are provided for the purification of isoidide. The methods comprise subjecting an at least partially deionized isoidide composition comprising isoidide and other isohexides to chromatographic separation of isoidide from other isohexides, removal of solvent from the isoidide, and crystallization of the isoidide. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Isoidide manufacture and purification

Methods are provided for the conversion of isosorbide to isoidide, wherein the isosorbide contains sorbitan impurities. The impurities in the isosorbide subjected to epimerization are converted to hydrodeoxygenation products. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Renewable source-derived polymer oil macroinitiators and thermoplastic block copolymers derived therefrom

Compositions comprising renewable source derived polymer oil polymerization macroinitiators and multiblock polymer compositions derived therefrom by atom transfer radical polymerization are disclosed. Hard, glossy multiblock copolymers, thermoset multiblock copolymers, thermoplastic block copolymer elastomers, and methods of making and using these types of materials are disclosed.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

One vessel process for making 1,2-propanediol from a high fructose feedstock

A process is described for directly converting a high fructose feedstock to a product mixture including one or more lower polyols in which 1,2-propanediol is produced in preference to any other lower polyols, wherein a high fructose feed and a source of hydrogen are supplied to a reaction vessel and reacted in the presence of a copper-containing, supported ruthenium catalyst to provide the product mixture.. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Purification of plasticizers

Plasticizers are purified by contact with a coalescing filter to effect removal of ions, metals, monohydric alcohols, and polyhydric alcohols. The resulting purified plasticizer compositions are suitable for use in pvc due to their low levels of impurities that reduce pvc utility.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Esterification of 2,5-furan-dicarboxylic acid

A method of making a furan dicarboxylate by means of reacting 2,5-furan dicarboxylic acid (fdca) with an alcohol or mixture of alcohols in a co2-predominant atmosphere without the presence of any other acid catalyst is described. The reaction is conducted under conditions that correspond to either supercritical, critical or near-critical temperatures and pressures for the alcohol species and/or co2 gas.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Process for making acrylic acid from dextrose

A process is described for making acrylic acid from dextrose, which comprises fermenting dextrose; removing solids from the resulting fermentation broth; removing lactic acid from the clarified broth by extraction into an organic solvent; separating out the lactic acid-loaded organic solvent while recycling at least a portion of the remainder back to the fermentation step; reacting the lactic acid with ammonia to provide a dehydration feed comprising ammonium lactate while preferably recycling the organic solvent; carrying out a vapor phase dehydration of the ammonium lactate to produce a crude acrylic acid product; and purifying the crude acrylic acid by distillation followed by melt crystallization, chromatography or both melt crystallization and chromatography.. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Co2-mediated etherification of bio-based diols

A method of etherifying glycols or other diols by employing renewable reagents is disclosed. In particular, the method involves contacting a diol with an alkylating agent in an alcoholic solvent, catalyzed with a catalyst (carbonic acid) generated in situ (from co2). ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Methods of improving lecithin functionality and applications thereof

The present invention is directed towards methods of improving the interfacial activity of lecithin. Methods of standardizing lecithin are further disclosed. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

Method for acid-catalyzed acylation of the reduction products of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural

An improved process for acid-catalyzed acylation using water-tolerant lewis acid catalysts is described. The method involves reacting a reduction products of 5-(hydroxylmethyl)-furfural (hmf), in particular either furan-2,5-dimethanol (fdm) or bis-2,5-(hydroxymethyl)-tetrahydrofuran (bhmthfs), with an excess of an organic acid in the presence of a lewis acid metal triflate at a temperature and time sufficient to produce esters. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

11/09/17 / #20170320800

Process for the isolation of reaction products from sugar alcohol or anhydrosugar alcohol hydrogenolysis reaction mixtures using simulated moving bed chromatography

A method of isolating and purifying a product of sugar alcohol or anhydrosugar alcohol hydrogenolysis from a reaction mixture containing sorbitans, 1,2,4-butanetriol (bto), 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol (hto), among other byproducts of a hydrogenolysis reaction of a sugar alcohol and/or a mono- or di-dehydrative product of a sugar alcohol is described. The method involves contacting the mixture having the products of sugar alcohol or anhydrosugar alcohol hydrogenation and other c1-c6 alcohols and polyols with a resin material adapted for chromatography under conditions where the products preferentially associates with the resin relative to other components in the mixture, and eluting products from the resin with a solvent. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

10/26/17 / #20170305821

Process for making biobased propylene glycol from lactic acid esters

A process is described for making a biobased propylene glycol product at least in part from a carbohydrate-derived feed, wherein a feed comprised of a lactic acid ester is reacted with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst, in a nonaqueous solvent in which lactide may be essentially wholly solubilized at the conditions under which the reaction is carried out, so that lactide does not precipitate out to an extent whereby plugging of the reactor or fouling of the hydrogenation catalyst is observed.. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

10/26/17 / #20170304745

Method for adjusting the composition of chromatography products

Described herein is a method of adjusting the composition of a chromatography product to achieve a target enriched proportion of a desired component from an input feed having a lower proportion of the desired component using simulated moving bed (“smb”) chromatography wherein the eluent for the smb apparatus may comprise the very input feed being enriched. The method is exemplified by enriching a high fructose corn syrup from a 42% fructose syrup to a 55% fructose syrup without substantially reducing the dissolved solids concentration of the 55% syrup relative to the input 42% syrup. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

08/24/17 / #20170240517

Synthesis of non-ionic amphiphiles from 1,4-anhydroxylitol

Amphipathic amine-esters derived from anhydropentitols are prepared through a short sequence of synthetic steps. The process is initiated by the esterification of an anhydropentitol with a fatty acid chloride or a lipase enzyme to form anhydropentitol fatty acid esters, preferably leaving at least one free hydroxyl. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

08/17/17 / #20170233358

Mono- and dialkyl ethers of furan-2,5-dimethanol and (tetra-hydrofuran-2,5-diyl)dimethanol and amphiphilic derivatives thereof

Linear mono- and dialkyl ethers of furan-2,5-dimethanol (fdm) and/or (tetrahydrofuran-2,5-diyl)dimethanol (bhmthf), methods for their preparation, and derivative chemical compounds thereof are described. In general, the synthesis process entails a reaction of fdm or bhmthfs in a polar aprotic organic solvent with a permittivity (∈) >8, at a temperature ranging from about −25° c. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

08/17/17 / #20170233337

Non-ionic amphiphiles and methods of making the same

Sugar-derived tetrol, non-ionic amphiphilic amine-esters are prepared facilely and efficaciously in a few steps. The process is initiated by the esterification of a sugar-derived tetrol with a fatty acid chloride, then, undergoing triflate esterification followed by nucleophilic displacement of the aforementioned hydrophilic amine. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

08/10/17 / #20170226075

Synthesis of non-ionic surfactants from 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural, furan-2,5-dimethanol and bis-2,5-dihydroxymethyl-tetrahydrofurans

The present disclosure is directed to methods of making non-ionic, amphiphilic surfactants from 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furfural, furan-2,5-dimethanol and bis-2,5-dihydroxymethyltetrahydrofurans and the novel compounds that are made from those methods.. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

08/03/17 / #20170218402

Genes conferring tolerance to ethanol and high temperature for yeasts

Methods of identifying genes conferring ethanol tolerance in yeasts, genes that confer ethanol tolerance, and mutant strains used to identify such genes are described. A gene herein designated hpett1 was isolated from the yeast hansenula polymorpha. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

08/03/17 / #20170217917

Catalyst and process for producing 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid from hydroxymethylfurfural in water

A process is described for converting hydroxymethylfurfural to furanic products inclusive of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, comprising combining a quantity of hydroxymethylfurfural with water to provide an aqueous solution containing at least about five percent by weight of hydroxymethylfurfural, and combining the aqueous solution with an oxygen source in the presence of a heterogeneous ruthenium-based catalyst and under conditions which are effective for oxidizing hydroxymethylfurfural to furanic oxidation products inclusive of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, but in the substantial absence of any solvent for either hydroxymethylfurfural or 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid other than water.. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

07/20/17 / #20170204045

Novel lactic acid recovery process

A novel two step distillation process for recovering lactic acid and ethyl lactate from still bottoms is described. In comparison to conventional distillation processes, this process involves a reaction and a second distillation which converts the lactic acid monomer and other lactic acid species that remain in the still bottoms after a first, conventional distillation step into ethyl lactate by simultaneously esterifying and transesterifying all lactic acid species present in the still bottoms.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

07/06/17 / #20170191008

Microemulsions and uses thereof

The present disclosure is directed to compositions including a microemulsion comprising a blend of lecithin, a co-surfactant and a salt of an acidifier, an ester of an acidifier, or combinations thereof. Uses of the compositions are also disclosed.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

06/08/17 / #20170159006

System and method for extracting ethanol from a fermentation broth

The present invention is directed to a system and method for producing an organic compound using fermentation wherein multiple components of the system are recycled within the system. The system and method allow for extraction of a high concentration of the organic compound from the fermentation broth in a continuous system that allows recycling of the biomass, aqueous fermentation broth and extraction solvents. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

05/04/17 / #20170121258

Synthesis of r-glucosides, sugar alcohols, reduced sugar alcohols, and furan derivatives of reduced sugar alcohols

Disclosed herein are methods for synthesizing 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol (hto), 1,6 hexanediol (hdo) and other reduced polyols from c5 and c6 sugar alcohols or r glycosides. The methods include contacting the sugar alcohol or r-glycoside with a copper catalyst, most desirably a raney copper catalyst with hydrogen for a time, temperature and pressure sufficient to form reduced polyols having 2 to 3 fewer hydoxy groups than the starting material. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

03/09/17 / #20170066702

Process for the isolation of 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol from sorbitol hydrogenolysis reaction mixtures using simulated moving bed chromatography

A method of isolating and purifying 1,2,5,6 hexanetetrol (hto) from a reaction mixture containing hto and other byproducts of a hydrogenation reaction of a sugar alcohol and/or a mono- or di-dehydrative product of a sugar alcohol is described. The method involves contacting the mixture comprising hto and other c1-c6 alcohols and polyols with a resin material adapted for chromatography under conditions where hto preferentially associates with the resin relative to other components in the mixture, and eluting hto from said resin with a solvent.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/23/17 / #20170051163

Dispersants having biobased compounds

The present disclosure is directed to compositions having lecithin and an organic acid and related methods. The disclosed compositions may also include one or more co-surfactants such as anionic surfactants and/or non-ionic surfactants, and may be used as a dispersant.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/16/17 / #20170044123

Synthesis of r-glucosides, sugar alcohols, reduced sugar alcohols, and furan derivatives of reduced sugar alcohols

Disclosed herein are methods for synthesizing 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol (hto), 1,6 hexanediol (hdo) and other reduced polyols from c5 and c6 sugar alcohols or r glycosides. The methods include contacting the sugar alcohol or r-glycoside with a copper catalyst, most desirably a raney copper catalyst with hydrogen for a time, temperature and pressure sufficient to form reduced polyols having 2 to 3 fewer hydoxy groups than the starting material. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/16/17 / #20170044086

Biofuels production from bio-derived carboxylic-acid esters

A process for producing biofuels compounds directly from carboxylic acid esters recovered from a fermentation system is described. The process involves taking a fermentation broth that has been reduced to a dry powder containing free organic acids; reacting the carboxylic acid in the powder with an alcohol solvent under a co2-containing atmosphere in substantial absence of any other acid catalyst at a reaction temperature and pressure that corresponds to supercritical, critical or near critical conditions for at least one of the alcohol or co2 to synthesize an ester, then subjecting the ester to either hydrogenolysis or hydrogenation to form a biofuel.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/09/17 / #20170036975

Improved process of making bioderived propylene glycol

An improved process for making bioderived propylene glycol from a feed composition including at least one of lactic acid, glycerol, a five carbon sugar, a five carbon sugar alcohol, a six carbon sugar and a six carbon sugar alcohol, wherein production of four carbon and higher diols is reduced by adding base after the initiation of the reaction. In preferred embodiments, the process ph and other process conditions are initially established at targeted values for obtaining the highest conversion for a given catalyst consistent with the production of substantially no pentanediol byproducts in the product mixture, and base is added thereafter to control the process ph proximate to the initially targeted value.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/02/17 / #20170029434

Phosphonic acid catalyst in dehydrative cyclization of 5 and 6 carbon polyols with improved color and product accountability

A process for preparing cyclic dehydration products from sugar alcohols is described. The process involve using a mixed-acid catalyst reaction mixture containing a reducing acid, having a pka of about 1.0-1.5, and at least a strong brønsted acid or a lewis acid, having a pka≦0, or both acids in a solution to dehydrate and ring close said sugar alcohol. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/02/17 / #20170029395

Synthesis of derivatives of dicarbamates from reduction products of 2-hydroxymethyl-5-furufural (hmf)

Dicarbamates of the reduction products of 2-hydroxymethyl-5-furfural (hmf) and a method of preparing the same are described. The method involves reacting a mixture of an isohexide and a cynate salt in a non-aqueous solvent, with a miscible acid having a pka of about 3.7 or less. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/02/17 / #20170029393

Synthesis of r-glucosides, sugar alcohols, reduced sugar alcohols, and furan derivatives of reduced sugar alcohols

Disclosed herein are methods for synthesizing 1,2,5,6-hexanetetrol (hto), 1,6 hexanediol (hdo) and other reduced polyols from c5 and c6 sugar alcohols or r glycosides. The methods include contacting the sugar alcohol or r-glycoside with a copper catalyst, most desirably a raney copper catalyst with hydrogen for a time, temperature and pressure sufficient to form reduced polyols having 2 to 3 fewer hydoxy groups than the starting material. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/02/17 / #20170029353

Methods for preparation of ammonium salts of c4 diacids by fermentation and integrated methods for making c4 derivatives thereof

Disclosed herein are methods for forming ammonium salts of c4 diacids in a fermentation process with simultaneous removal of divalent metal carbonate salts. The ph of fermentation broths obtained during the production of fumaric, maleic, malic, and/or succinic acid by a microorganism is controlled by using alkaline oxygen containing calcium or magnesium compounds in the hydroxide, oxide, carbonate or bicarbonate forms—forming divalent metal salts of the diacids that are partially or wholly insoluble in the broth. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

02/02/17 / #20170029350

Synthesis of shorter chain polyols

Disclosed herein are methods of synthesizing shorter chain polyols. Methods of hydrolyzing polysaccharides are further disclosed. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/26/17 / #20170022214

Control of color-body formation in isohexide esterification

A method for preparing esters from isohexide compounds, and a means by which color bodies that may be made in situ during esterification of isohexide compounds are either prevented from forming or their amounts are minimized in the resultant product mixture are described.. . ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/19/17 / #20170015676

Phosphonic acid catalyst in dehydrative cyclization of 5 and 6 carbon polyols with improved color and product accountability

A process for preparing materials derived from sugar alcohols such that the dehydration products exhibit better accountability and improved color to water-clear or near water-white appearance is described. In particular, the process involves employing a reducing brønsted acid (e.g., phosphonic acid) for the catalysis of sugar alcohols to their corresponding dehydrated-cyclized products.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/19/17 / #20170015643

Use of carboxylic acids and furanic molecules for esterification

A process for recovering and using an organic/carboxylic acid or furanic molecule by means of making an ester of a free carboxylic acid or furanic molecule with an alcohol in carbon dioxide (co2) without the presence of any other acid catalyst at a reaction temperature and pressure that corresponds to supercritical, critical or near critical conditions for the alcohol and/or co2 is described. The process can constitute part of a general process of refining carboxylic acids derived from a fermentation broth or use in the production of a variety of chemical compounds, such as c4 platform compounds or polymers.. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/12/17 / #20170008902

Improved glycol acylation process with water-tolerant metal triflates

A method for acid-catalyzed acylation of an isohexide is described. The method can enable direct alcohol acylation with carboxylic acids. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/05/17 / #20170002019

Synthesis of isohexide ethers and carbonates

A facile, straightforward method for alkylation of anhydrosugar alcohols (isohexides) using a carbonate reagent is described. The alkylation method involves: a) contacting in a solution of an isohexide with a dialkyl, diallyl, or diaryl carbonate, and the solution includes a brønsted base; and b) producing either an alkyl ether or alkyl carbonate of the isohexide compound. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/05/17 / #20170002018

Enhanced regio-selectivity in glycol acylation

A method for acid-catalyzed acylation of an isohexide is described. The method involves a reaction of an isohexide and an excess of carboxylic acid in the presence of a lewis acid or a brønsted acid catalyst. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company

01/05/17 / #20170001971

Direct synthesis of bio-based alkyl & furanic diol ethers, acetates, ether-acetates, and carbonates

A method of preparing a glycol mono-ether or mono-acetate, or carbonate involving either one of two pathways from alkylene glycols, hmf or its reduction derivative products (i.e., fdm, bhmthfs), is provided. In particular, according to one pathway, the alkylene glycol, hmf or fdm, bhmthfs are reacted with a dialkyl carbonate in the presence of a deprotonating agent, in substantial absence of an extrinsic catalyst, to produce an ether, and subsequently reacting the ether with an acid base. ... Archer Daniels Midland Company








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