Patent Number: 8,716,503

Title: Process for preparing divinylarene dioxides

Abstract: A process for preparing a divinylarene dioxide including reacting (a) at least one divinylarene with (b) at least one oxidant in the presence of (c) at least one transition metal complex catalyst, and (d) optionally, in the presence of a solvent, and (e) optionally in the presence of a catalyst modifier under conditions to form a divinylarene dioxide product.

Inventors: Gulyas; Gyongyi (Lake Jackson, TX), Bharadwaj; Ashwin R. (Pearland, TX), Wright; Robert J. (Houston, TX), Null; Marty J. (Lake Jackson, TX), Ripplinger; Eric B. (Lake Jackson, TX)

Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC

International Classification: C07D 301/06 (20060101); C07D 301/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018