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Polyolefin Nanocomposites

Patents with Abstracts

*7/10/2012

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Patents with Abstracts

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Polyolefin nanocomposites with functional ionic liquids and carbon nanofillers
 
Chu et al of State University of New York, New York, developed a new class of polyolefin blends and nanocomposites containing functional ionic liquids and/or surface-modified carbon nanofillers (e.g. single-walled carbon nanotubes, multi-walled carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, graphene sheets, graphite nanoparticles) with ionic liquids.  The hydrophobic tail (e.g. long alkyl substituted group) of the ionic liquid can be made compatible with a polyolefin (e.g. polyethylene, polypropylene, their random and block copolymers), and the cationic head of the ionic liquid can form strong and stable .pi.-.pi. interactions with the graphene plane of carbon nanofillers, as well as some aromatic dyes and antimicrobial agents. As a result, charged ionic liquids can be used: as a plasticizer (viscosity adjustable agents) to polyolefins; as a compatibilizer to multi-component polyolefin blends; and as functionalizable agents that can form stable complex with color dyes, molecular fingerprint agents (e.g. fluorescent agents) and antimicrobial agents. (RDC 7/10/2012)

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(RDC 6/5/2012)

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** Date of latest addition; date of first entry is 7/10/2012.