$10,000 InnoCentive award for Green Chemistry process to convert a di-olefin to a mono-alcohol.

Challenge Overview

An environmentally friendly method for converting a di-olefin to a mono-alcohol is desired.
A viable process to convert a specific di-olefin (A) to a specific mono alcohol (B) in high yield is desired. The process should attempt to use commercially available catalysts and green chemistry principles. If the catalyst and process are not commercial, then a clear definition of how commercial viability can be achieved should be provided.


(A)                                                                                                    (B)

What is  InnoCentive?

InnoCentive is the global innovation marketplace where creative minds solve some of the world’s most important problems for cash awards up to $1 million. Commercial, governmental and humanitarian organizations engage with InnoCentive to solve problems that can impact humankind in areas ranging from the environment to medical advancements.
What is a  Theoretical IP Transfer Challenge?
An InnoCentive Theoretical Challenge implements an idea but is not yet a proof of concept. A solution to a Theoretical Challenge will solidify the Solver’s concept with detailed descriptions, specifications and requirements necessary to bringing a good idea closer to becoming an actual product or service.

This Challenge is a Theoretical-IP Transfer Challenge, meaning that Solvers must relinquish all rights to the Intellectual Property (IP) for which they are awarded. By contrast, Theoretical-Licensing means that the Seeker is requesting non-exclusive rights to use the winning solution. For both forms of a theoretical Challenge, solvers that do not win retain the rights to their solution after the evaluation period is complete. The Seeker retains no rights to any IP not awarded.

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