Combinatorial, Computational and Green Chemistry

 OBIC Capabilities

Combinatorial, Computational and Green Chemistry

OBIC and the Battelle Memorial Institute are establishing a Combinatorial Chemistry laboratory at the Battelle Advanced Materials Applications laboratory in Columbus.

Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) is a global science and technology enterprise that develops and commercializes technology and manages or co-manages laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. Battelle oversees a staff of 20,000 scientists, engineers and support specialists, and conducts $3.4 billion in annual research and development. Battelle serves the U.S. Department of Energy in the operation of the Pacific Northwest National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, the National Renewable Energy Lab and other national laboratories.

The Ohio State University's Department of Chemistry includes over 40 faculty members and a nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate program, with comprehensive facilities and equipment in five divisions: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and biological. Interdisciplinary collaborations have led to development of the NSF-Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (polymer science and nanotechnology), NSF-Environmental Molecular Sciences Institute, and an NSF- Industry University Cooperative Research Center (sensors). Faculty members have played leadership roles in establishing the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Campus Chemical Instrumentation Center.

Research includes the innovative use of inorganic and organic catalysts in the polymerization of biobased polymers to produce desirable product properties, as well as novel biobased polymer blends.

In the OSU Department of Chemical Engineering , research programs include novel fermentation processes, bioreactor systems, and bioseparations for the processing, production and/or conversion of chemical and biological compounds.

Additional capabilities are also available through Battelle national laboratories, and OBIC industry partners.

  • Computational Chemistry
  • Development of QSPR, Quantum Mechanical, Reaction Path methodologies
  • Development of Agri-polymer Feedstocks from Commodity Products (Corn, Soy, etc)
  • Utilization of High Throughput Chemical Synthesis Methodologies
  • Utilization of Statistical Design of Experiments to Define Product Operating Space
  • Product Formulation for specific markets utilizing biobased polymer materials
  • Coatings Adhesives Composites Oils (Lubricating, hydraulic, cutting, etc)
  • Binders Sealants Packaging Waxes
  • Analytical Chemistry and Materials Characterization
  • Chemical conversions--oxidation, epoxidation, ozonolysis
  • Oils, fats chemistry
  • Protein and carbohydrate modifications
  • Characterization of oils, fats , carbohydrates, proteins and waxes
  • Bioprocessing
  • Food Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Chemical economics
  • Market analysis for chemical industry