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050008: Nano-layered Silicates with High Chemical Reactivity

The smectite family of layered silicate minerals, the so-called "swelling clays," have theoretical surface areas of 700 meters per gram or larger. However, accessing this surface area for important materials applications such as catalysis, adsorption, and polymer-clay nanocomposite formation is not readily achievable; the elementary one-nanomet...

040108: Method for the Separation of Peptide or Protein Materials

The recent focus on proteomics research has resulted in an increased demand for sophisticated methods to identify and analyze post-translational processing of proteins for the purpose of analyzing cellular signaling networks and diagnosing diseases. The reversible process of phosphorylation/dephosphorylation is one modification that is critical...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Jetze Tepe, Thomas Pinnavaia
Keywords(s): Phosphorylated Proteins and Peptides, Proteomics Category(s): Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Test and Measurement

030027: A Method for the Cost-Effective Preparation of Organofunctional, Mesostructure Molecular Sieves for Toxic, Heavy Metal Ion Trapping and Heterogeneous Catalysis

The ability to create lower cost, industrial strength catalytic materials with desired pore sizes and with a chemically modified surface of organic groups can improve efficiency and selectivity in existing industrial processes that modify vast volumes of fluid. Template agents (usually organic molecules or ions) direct the crystallization of th...

020019: Ultrastable Porous Aluminosilicate Structures and Derived Compositions for Industrial Catalysis

The ability to create industrial strength catalytic materials with desired pore sizes can improve efficiency in existing industrial processes that modify vast volumes of fluid. Tunable pore sizes of interest 'in catalysis' include micropores (pore diameters up to 2 nm) and mesopores (2 to 50 nm). Description This technology is a porous aluminos...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Pinnavaia, Yu Liu, Wenzhong Zhang
Keywords(s): Catalyst, Kaolin, Mesoporous, Metakaolin, Micropores, Zeolite Category(s): Chemicals, Materials, Nanotechnology

010041: Ultrastable Organofunctional Microporous to Mesoporous Silica Compositions for Industrial Catalysis

The ability to create industrial strength catalytic materials with desired pore sizes and with a chemically modified surface of organic groups can improve efficiency and selectivity in existing industrial processes that modify vast volumes of fluid. Template agents (usually organic molecules or ions) direct the crystallization of the zeolite in...

010036: Improved Alumina Catalyst

Alumina has been used as a catalyst in a wide variety of industrial processes for many years. Even modest improvements in alumina catalysts can have a significant impact on efficiencies of production of a very wide variety of chemical compounds. There is a continuing commercial need for new tailored alumina catalysts that can more efficiently p...

000002: Higher Efficiency Process for Preparing Clays for Use in Nanocomposites

Polymer-clay nanocomposites are used in such applications as packaging films, containers, automobile trim and injection-molded components. Homostructured mixed ion clays used in such nanocomposites require a relatively slow and complicated process to be prepared. The existing process for preparing homoionic organoclays (a critical component of...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Pinnavaia, Zhen Wang
Keywords(s): Homostructured, Intercalation, Layered Silicates, Nanocomposites, Polymers Category(s): Chemicals, Mechanical, Nanotechnology

970024: Hydrophobic Mesoporous Silica Composition

There is a need for improvements in the preparation of porous materials that are active for binding metals from solution on an industrial scale. The materials have the composition of organic-inorganic metal oxides and prior art is difficult to synthesize or to achieve ideal porosity for metal binding. Description This technology is a method for...
Published: 7/21/2014   |   Inventor(s): Thomas Pinnavaia, Louis Mercier
Keywords(s): Heavy Metal Sorbent, Mesoporous, Organosilica, Purification Category(s): Chemicals, Nanotechnology, Materials

950009: Catalytic Applications of Mesoporous Metallosilicate Molecular Sieves and Method for Their Preparation

Catalysis of larger molecules would proceed more quickly with larger pores that would allow for more flux into and out of the pores. In addition, one of the most important methods for converting hydrocarbons to useful industrial chemical, intermediates, and pharmaceuticals is catalytic oxidation. Current oxidation routes result in large quantit...