ThalesNano has received a patent from China Patent and Trademark Office for its flow ozonolysis instrument, the O-Cube, including several aspects of its proprietary underlying technology.

Ozonolysis is a fundamentally important oxidation reaction, which reinvents the use of ozone in chemical reactions by enabling safe, fast and cost-efficient ozonolysis with superior yields when compared to conventional methods.

The company said O-Cube’s low temperature capability enables the system to perform other types of hazardous reactions in the same compact reactor, with increasing its potential utility.

ThalesNano R&D and Product Management head Richard Jones said the company’s technology is utilized successfully in 32 countries globally and has made a impact in increasing the level of safety of hazardous processes allowing chemists to tap into previously forbidden chemistries.