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Highly Active Catalyst for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization

UW ID: 06-027

Description of Technology

          This technology consists of a class of catalysts with unusually high activity for polymerizing monomers, including specifically methyl acrylate, methyl methacrylate and styrene. The class of catalysts is characterized by complexes of metal halides with a nitrogen-containing ligand.


          An object of this technology is to provide a catalyst for living radical polymerization or atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of monomers consisting of a metal halide and nitrogen-containing ligand having an unusually high activity such that unusually low concentrations of the catalyst relative to the initiator are required.

Features & Benefits

          The Highly Active Catalyst has enhanced activity and smaller concentrations which allow it to remain in the product with very small economic impact and negligible impact on product quality.

Downloadable PDF: 06-027


Tang, Huadong


Patent Status:  

Patent Issued


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Laramie, WY 


Phone: 307-766-2520

Fax: 307-766-2530

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Dept. 3672

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2520

Fax: (307) 766-2530


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