Document Type

Patent

Abstract

A method for increasing the hydrogen:carbon ratio of an organic compound is disclosed. The organic compound can be one having any of the following functions: hydroxyl, carbonyl, epoxide, acetal, ketal, hemiacetal and hemiketal. The method involves introducing the organic compound and a silicon hydride into a liquid which is either chemically inert or acidic and introducing BF3 into the liquid to produce a reaction product having a higher hydrogen:carbon ratio than the starting organic compound. Examples of organic compound starting materials disclosed include undecanal, benzaldehyde, p-methylbenzaldehyde, p-chlorobenzaldehyde, p-methoxybenzaldehyde, p-cyanobenzaldehyde, p-nitrobenzaldehyde, 2-undecanone, cyclohexanone, 2-methylcyclohexanone, adamantanone, p-cyanoacetophenone, fluorenone, 1-naphthaldehyde, p-nitroacetophenone, fructose and cotton. The use, as the silicon hydride, of triethylsilane, (R)-(+)-1-naphthylphenylmethylsilane, dimethylethylsilane, phenylneopentylmethylsilane, and of tri-n-hexylsilane is disclosed, while methylene chloride is disclosed as the liquid in which the reaction is conducted.

Patent Country

US

Patent Number

US4130574

Publication Date

12-19-1978

Authors

James L. Fry

Assignee(s)

The University of Toledo

Application Number

05/820734

Filing Date

August 1977

Primary Class

558/423

Secondary Class

558/411; 568/648; 568/705; 568/814; 568/835; 568/881; 568/907; 568/939; 570/201; 585/469; 585/638

Rights

These materials are free of copyright restrictions and are in the public domain within the United States only. The USPTO reserves the right to assert copyright protection internationally.

Institution

The University of Toledo

Repository

University of Toledo Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Initiatives

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