Patent Number: 8,575,299

Title: Processes for preparing diacids, dialdehydes and polymers

Abstract: Alcohols are catalytically oxidized to aldehydes, in particular to benzaldehyde and diformylfuran, which are useful as intermediates for a multiplicity of purposes. The invention also relates to the polymerization of the dialdehyde and to the decarbonylation of the dialdehyde to furan.

Inventors: Grushin; Vladimir (Tarragona, ES), Manzer; Leo Ernest (Wilmington, DE), Partenheimer; Walter (Wilmington, DE)

Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company

International Classification: C08G 2/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017