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MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SYNTHESIS OF NANODIAMONDS FROM TANNIN, LIGNIN, ASPHALT, AND DERIVATIVES

United States Patent Application

20110171108
A1
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A method of synthesizing nanodiamonds. In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method of synthesizing nanodiamonds, which includes the step of subjecting an amount of tannin to a microwave radiation for a duration of time effective to produce a plurality of nanodiamonds.
Viswanathan, Tito (Little Rock, AR)
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS (Little Rock AR)
13/ 069,057
March 22, 2011
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH [0005] The present invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FC 36-06 GO 86072 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.