INDIAN PATENT GRANTED TO THSTI
On 29th October 2021, an invention entitled CHEMICAL PROCESSES UTILISING CARBONDIOXIDE AS A SOURCE OF CARBON was granted for the term of 20 years from the 12th day of October 2017 in accordance with the provisions of the Indian Patents Act,1970. This invention is based on work done by the chemistry team led by Dr. Dinesh Mahajan at THSTI.
The present invention provides a method of utilization of carbon dioxide gas as a source of carbon to make the specific classes of organic molecules having importance as drugs, raw materials as well as fine chemicals. The THSTI chemistry team has also optimized and demonstrated this methodology for multi-gram scale amenable to use as a manufacturing process for certain specific molecules having biological as well as commercial importance. THSTI is keen to have suitable industrial collaboration for the further development of this invention.