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Ultra-Easy, Efficient Process for producing Pillar-5-quinones, with applications in Li-ion Batteries and Organic Synthesis

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Project TitleUltra-Easy, Efficient Process for producing Pillar-5-quinones, with applications in Li-ion Batteries and Organic Synthesis
Track CodeP29423
Short Description

SUMMARY

A straightforward, easy, chromatographic-free process for producing pillar-5-quinones (organic intermediates, with very interesting electronic and molecular properties, with applications in sensors, Li-ion batteries etc.) using readily available starting materials.

BACKGROUND

Pillar-5-arenes, as a class of molecules, have been attracting enormous interest due to their molecular structure (deep pi-encircled internal cavity capable of accommodating various guest molecules) and their possible applications in various domains. Pillar-5-quinone is a particularly exciting molecule within this class, thus leading to enormous interest among organic chemists and material scientists. Existing processes to make this molecule involve hazardous chemicals and cumbersome purification steps.

 

TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION

NCL scientists have developed a straightforward, easy, environmentally benign, chromatographic-free process for producing pillar-5-quinones using readily available starting materials which can be easily purified by crystallization.

 

MARKET POTENTIAL

There is great deal of interest in pillar-5-quinones for its potential use in li-ion batteries and as molecular sensors.  The electronic materials and chemicals market is worth over $ 59 billion (Link)

 

 

VALUE/ADVANTAGES

·      Easy to adopt process

·      Environmentally benign

·      Non-chromatographic process

·      Purification by crystallization

APPLICATIONS

·     Molecule has potential use in li-ion batteries, molecular sensors, electronic materials and in organic synthesis

 

TECHNOLOGY STATUS

·     Demonstrated at the lab scale

·     On the lookout for potential partners for spin-off or licensing

·    Patent granted in the US: US 9000224B1; Application filed in India: 2243/DEL/2013

Abstract

A straightforward, easy, chromatographic-free process for producing pillar-5-quinones (organic intermediates, with very interesting electronic and molecular properties, with applications in sensors, Li-ion batteries etc.) using readily available starting materials.

 
TagsLi-ion battery, pillar-5-quinone, organic synthesis, pi-conjugated
 
Posted DateApr 4, 2016