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Flame Retardant Monomers and Polymers

LEAD INVENTOR:
Todd S. Emrick, Ph.D.
 
PRODUCT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Flame retardant monomers
  • Flame retardant polymers
  • Flame retardant composite materials

ADVANTAGES

  • Halogen-free
  • Intrinsically fire-resistant
  • Containing functional handles for further functionalization

 
TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION
This invention provides new flame retardant monomers and polymers made using such and other monomers. The new flame retardant monomers can reduce polymer flammability due to char formation. Upon the incorporation of such monomers into the polymer structure, their additional functional groups or handles impart reactivity to the polymer, enabling the formation of new functional polymeric and composite materials.
ABOUT THE LEAD INVENTOR
Dr. Todd Emrick is a Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering. He is a prolific inventor and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
AVAILABILITY:
Available for Licensing and/or Sponsored Research
DOCKET:
UMA 15-074
PATENT STATUS:
Patent Pending
Contact:
Ling Shen
Senior Licensing Officer
University of Massachusetts
413-545-5276
lxshen@research.umass.edu
Inventor(s):
Todd Emrick
Aabid Mir
Umesh Choudhary
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