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ELECTROCHEMICAL AMINATION REACTIONS FOR AMINO ACID SYNTHESIS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5283
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5283
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eltron Research & Development LLC
4600 Nautilus Ct., S. Boulder, CO 80301-3241
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: ELECTROCHEMICAL AMINATION REACTIONS FOR AMINO ACID SYNTHESIS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $200,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROPOSED PROGRAM WILL BE TO USE ELECTROCHEMICALLY GENERATED HOMOGENEOUS CATALYSTS (TI3+ AND V3+) CAPABLE OF THE IN SITU FORMATION OF AMINYL RADICALS (.NH2) FROM ACIDIC HYDROXYLAMINE ELECTROLYTES WHICH WOULD THEN BE AVAILABLE TO UNDERGO FREE RADICAL ADDITION ONTO 3,4-DIHYDROXYCINNAMIC ACID AND CINAMMIC ACID TO GIVE RESPECTIVELY DL-DOPA AND DL-PHENYLALANINE. THE EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARDS GAINING INSIGHT INTO THE ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION MECHANISMS INVOLVED IN THE DESIRED AMINO ACID SYNTHESES. THIS WILL BE USED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A RATIONALE FOR THE SELECTION OF ELECTRODE SUBSTRATES (ELECTROCATALYSTS) TOGETHER WITH ELECTRODE AND ELECTROLYTIC CELL GEOMETRIES WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS ACHIEVING HIGH ELECTROCHEMICAL EFFICIENCIES FOR PREPARATION OF THESE AMINO ACIDS. THE ELECTROORGANIC SYNTHESES PRODUCTS, DL-PHENYLALANINE AND DL-DOPA, WILL FIND RESPECTIVE APPLICATIONS IN THE PREPARATION OF ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER (NUTRASWEET) AND IN THE TREATMENT OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE. THE UNDERSTANDING OBTAINED DURING THIS PROGRAM ON THE OVERALL ELECTROORGANIC PROCESS WILL BE REFLECTED IN THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OBTAINED FROM AN ELECTROLYTIC CELL USING THE ABOVE INSIGHTS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Anthony f. sammells
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Eltron Research Inc.
4260 Westbrook Drive Aurora, IL 60505

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