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Fatty acid monomers to reduce emissions and toughen polymers

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Novel fatty acid monomers and methods for their synthesis are provided for use in polymerization reactions. Fatty acid monomers are employed as reactive diluents in the polymerization of vinyl esters and polyesters for one or more purposes selected from improving the fracture resistance, lowering the processing viscosity and reducing the volatile organic compounds present in the polymerization mixture.

Inventors: 
Palmese, Guiseppe Raffaello; Lascala, John Joseph; Sands, James Matthew
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2008-08-08
Grant Date: 
2013-02-12
Grant time: 
1,649 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
30
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
3
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
UNIV DREXEL; US ARMY