BASF SE is the largest chemical producer in the world and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF originally stood for Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik . Today, the four letters are a registered trademark and the company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, and Zurich Stock Exchange. The company delisted its ADR from the New York Stock Exchange in September 2007.The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, Americas and Africa. Its headquarters is located in Ludwigshafen am Rhein . BASF has customers in over 200 countries and supplies products to a wide variety of industries. Despite its size and global presence BASF has received relatively little public attention since abandoning its consumer product lines in the 1990s.At the end of 2013, the company employed more than 112,000 people, with over 52,500 in Germany alone. In 2013, BASF posted sales of €73.97 billion and income from operations before special items of about €7.2 billion. The company is currently expanding its international activities with a particular focus on Asia. Between 1990 and 2005, the company invested €5.6 billion in Asia, for example in sites near Nanjing and Shanghai, China and Mangalore in India. Wikipedia.
Basf | Date: 2017-04-05
The invention relates to seed treatment compositions comprising active ingredient, polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether phosphate and/or polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether sulphate, and copolymer having polyalkoxy ether side chains. The polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether phosphate and/or the polyarylphenol polyalkoxy ether sulphate in combination with the copolymer having polyalkoxy ether side chains are used as dispersant, especially to provide a dispersion of suspended active ingredient. The present invention also relates to methods of treating seed with such a composition.
Basf | Date: 2017-01-04
FIELD OF THE INVENTION The invention relates to efficient, high-throughput methods, systems, and DNA constructs for identification and isolation of terminator sequences causing enhanced transcription. The invention further relates to terminator sequences isolated with such methods and their use for enhancing gene expression.
Basf and University of Waterloo | Date: 2017-01-25
The present invention relates to core-shell particles, each particle comprising(A) a core comprising elemental sulfur and(B) a shell, which enwraps core (A), comprising MnO_(2). The present invention further relates to a process for preparing said core-shell particles, to a cathode material for an electrochemical cell comprising said core-shell particles, and to a cathode and an electrochemical cell comprising said cathode materials.
Basf | Date: 2017-02-15
The invention is directed to a method for preparing a cellulose reactive adduct of polyvinylamide and a paper board resulting from the method. The polyvinylamide cellulose reactive adduct obtained by the process of the invention is used as dry and wet strength aid for paper or board and may be applied to cellulose in the wet end or applied directly to a wet web paper or board.
Basf | Date: 2017-01-04
The present invention relates to a solid adsorbent for purifying hydrocarbon streams comprising an alumina component, a zeolite component and an added metal component, wherein the added metal component is present in an amount of from about 0.0075 to 0.05 moles of the metal as the oxide per 100 g of adsorbent and wherein the alumina is present in an amount from about 40 wt% to about 90 wt% of the adsorbent, as well as to a method of removing contaminants from a hydrocarbon stream comprising contacting the hydrocarbon stream with the solid adsorbent.
Basf | Date: 2017-01-11
The present invention relates to a rechargeable electrochemical cell comprising(a) at least one anode (a),(b) at least one gas diffusion electrode (b) comprising at least one porous support,(c) at least one non-porous metal-ion conducting separator assembly (c) placed between anode (a) and gas diffusion electrode (b), and(d) at least one composition (d) being in contact with the gas diffusion electrode (b), wherein the composition (d) comprises(d1) at least one aprotic organic solvent (d1),(d2) at least one metal salt (d2), and(d3) at least one redox active compound (d3), wherein the concentration of the redox active compound (d3) in the composition (d) is in the range from 100 to 5000 mmol/l,wherein any contact of composition (d) with anode (a) is prevented by hermetically sealing these components from each other. The present invention further relates to a specific composition (d) comprising(d1) at least one aprotic organic solvent (d1),(d2) at least one metal salt (d2), and(d3) at least one redox active compound of general formula (I),whereinR^(1),R^(2) are independently from each other selected from H and an organic radical having from 1 to 40 carbon atoms,X^(1)is CR^(5)R^(5a) or a nitroxyl radical group N-O,X2is CR^(6)R^(6a) or a nitroxyl radical group N-O,X3is CR^(7)R^(7a) or a nitroxyl radical group N-O,X^(4)is CR^(8)R^(8a) or a nitroxyl radical group N-O,X^(5)is CR^(9)R^(9a) or a nitroxyl radical group N-O,R^(3),R^(4), R^(5), R^(5a), R^(6), R^(6a) R^(7), R^(7a), R^(8), R^(8a), R^(9), R^(9a) are independently from each other selected from H and an organic radical having from 1 to 40 carbon atoms,or two adjacent radicals of the group of radicals consisting of R^(1), R^(2), R^(3), R^(4), R^(5), R^(5a), R^(6), R^(6a) R^(7), R^(7a), R^(8), R^(8a), R^(9) and R^(9a) together with the atoms connecting them form a monocyclic or polycyclic, substituted or unsubstituted, aliphatic or aromatic ring system which has from 4 to 40 carbon atoms and can also comprise heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of the elements Si, Ge, N, P, O, S, Se and Te,and relates to rechargeable electrochemical cells comprising said specific composition (d).
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-33-2015 | Award Amount: 30.12M | Year: 2016
The vision of EU-ToxRisk is to drive a paradigm shift in toxicology towards an animal-free, mechanism-based integrated approach to chemical safety assessment. The project will unite all relevant disciplines and stakeholders to establish: i) pragmatic, solid read-across procedures incorporating mechanistic and toxicokinetic knowledge; and ii) ab initio hazard and risk assessment strategies of chemicals with little background information. The project will focus on repeated dose systemic toxicity (liver, kidney, lung and nervous system) as well as developmental/reproduction toxicity. Different human tiered test systems are integrated to balance speed, cost and biological complexity. EU-ToxRisk extensively integrates the adverse outcome pathway (AOP)-based toxicity testing concept. Therefore, advanced technologies, including high throughput transcriptomics, RNA interference, and high throughput microscopy, will provide quantitative and mechanistic underpinning of AOPs and key events (KE). The project combines in silico tools and in vitro assays by computational modelling approaches to provide quantitative data on the activation of KE of AOP. This information, together with detailed toxicokinetics data, and in vitro-in vivo extrapolation algorithms forms the basis for improved hazard and risk assessment. The EU-ToxRisk work plan is structured along a broad spectrum of case studies, driven by the cosmetics, (agro)-chemical, pharma industry together with regulators. The approach involves iterative training, testing, optimization and validation phases to establish fit-for-purpose integrated approaches to testing and assessment with key EU-ToxRisk methodologies. The test systems will be combined to a flexible service package for exploitation and continued impact across industry sectors and regulatory application. The proof-of-concept for the new mechanism-based testing strategy will make EU-ToxRisk the flagship in Europe for animal-free chemical safety assessment.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: SGA-RIA | Phase: FETFLAGSHIP | Award Amount: 89.00M | Year: 2016
This project is the second in the series of EC-financed parts of the Graphene Flagship. The Graphene Flagship is a 10 year research and innovation endeavour with a total project cost of 1,000,000,000 euros, funded jointly by the European Commission and member states and associated countries. The first part of the Flagship was a 30-month Collaborative Project, Coordination and Support Action (CP-CSA) under the 7th framework program (2013-2016), while this and the following parts are implemented as Core Projects under the Horizon 2020 framework. The mission of the Graphene Flagship is to take graphene and related layered materials from a state of raw potential to a point where they can revolutionise multiple industries. This will bring a new dimension to future technology a faster, thinner, stronger, flexible, and broadband revolution. Our program will put Europe firmly at the heart of the process, with a manifold return on the EU investment, both in terms of technological innovation and economic growth. To realise this vision, we have brought together a larger European consortium with about 150 partners in 23 countries. The partners represent academia, research institutes and industries, which work closely together in 15 technical work packages and five supporting work packages covering the entire value chain from materials to components and systems. As time progresses, the centre of gravity of the Flagship moves towards applications, which is reflected in the increasing importance of the higher - system - levels of the value chain. In this first core project the main focus is on components and initial system level tasks. The first core project is divided into 4 divisions, which in turn comprise 3 to 5 work packages on related topics. A fifth, external division acts as a link to the parts of the Flagship that are funded by the member states and associated countries, or by other funding sources. This creates a collaborative framework for the entire Flagship.
Figueira-Duarte T.M.,BASF |
Mullen K.,Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Chemical Reviews | Year: 2011
Pyrene's unique properties have inspired researchers from many scientific areas, making pyrene the chromophore of choice in fundamental and applied photochemical research. There has been an increased interest in the use of pyrene as organic semiconductor for application in materials science and organic electronics. Modification of the chemical structure by varying the substitution at different positions of the pyrene ring allows the control of the molecular architecture and thus the molecular packing, which renders the handling of pyrene substitution a key factor in pyrene-based semiconductors. Pyrene, as a blue-light-emitting chromophore with good chemical stability and high charge carrier mobility, appears to be a very attractive building block for light-emitting devices. The electrooptical properties of pyrene can be fine-tuned by introducing specific electron-donating or -accepting groups or, alternatively, by simply modifying the molecular architecture via substitution at the pyrene ring.
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-18-2015 | Award Amount: 82.27M | Year: 2016
The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources (AMES) supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets. In summary, EnSO multi-KET objectives are: Objective 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, and Smart Energy key applications Objective 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions to foster the take-up of emerging markets. Objective 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power management building blocks Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family. Objective 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies for Autonomous Micro Energy Source AMES. Objective 6: demonstrate EnSO Pilot Line capability and investigate and assess the upscale of AMES manufacturing for competitive very high volume production. EnSO will bring to market innovative energy solutions inducing definitive differentiation to the electronic smart systems. Generic building block technologies will be customizable. EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes. The ENSo ecosystem will involve all the value chain from key materials and tools to many demonstrators in different fields of application. EnSO work scope addresses the market replication, demonstration and technological introduction activities of ECSEL Innovation Action work program. EnSO relates to several of the Strategic Thrusts of ECSEL MASP. EnSO innovations in terms of advanced materials, advanced equipment and multi-physics co-design of heterogeneous smart systems will contribute to the Semiconductor Process, Equipment and Materials thrust. The AMES will be a key enabling technology of Smart Energy key applications.