Paul Musille, Ph.D.
OPPORTUNITY: Licensing, product acquisition, contract research, proof of concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing, joint development, supplier agreement, etc.
Phase 1 - Proof of concept in 0-6 months
Phase 2 - Scale up to manufacturing in 6-12 months
Phase 1 – Proof of concept funding commensurate with proposed opportunity
SOLUTION PROVIDER HELP DESK:
NineSigma, representing A Global Chemical Corporation, invites proposals describing processes or chemistries to facilitate the conversion of varied mixtures of unsaturated fatty acids into isostearic acid.
Fatty acid feedstocks can be transformed into a variety of high value specialty chemicals that are used in a variety of end products, such as adhesives, paving materials, roofing materials, tires, fuel components, lubricants, inks, and personal care products. As a highly stable liquid fatty acid, isostearic acid is used as a precursor for heat stable lubricant components and as a key ingredient in cosmetics and other personal care products.
NineSigma’s client utilizes more than 40,000 tons of fatty acids per year in the production of a variety of specialized chemical products and intermediates. They are seeking direct and efficient routes of producing isostearic acid from a mixture of monounsaturated fatty acids (such as oleic acid) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (such as linoleic acid) for eventual use in both industrial and cosmetic grade applications.
The successful technology will:
Possible approaches might include, but are not limited to:
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