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METHOD FOR INHIBITING DECOMPOSITION OF METAL SULFIDE-CONTAINING MATERIAL

United States Patent Application

20120021130
A1
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This invention provides methods of producing a crosslinked lipid coating on a metal sulfide-containing material using a chemical initiator. The crosslinked lipid coating attached to the surface of the material prevents dissolution or oxidation of the material. The methods may be useful to prevent oxidation and leaking of sulfide-containing material in the environment and may be used in the control of environmental pollution.
Strongin, Daniel R. (Wynnewood, PA), Schoonen, Martin (Miller Place, NY), Hao, JUn (Guangzhou, CN)
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, STONY BROOK (Stony Brook NY), TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - OF THE COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION (Philadelphia PA)
13/ 255,227
March 4, 2010
REFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT GRANT [0002] The invention described herein was supported in part by the Government grant numbers DEFG0296ER14633 and DEFG029ER14644, awarded by the Department of Energy--Basic Energy Sciences. The Federal Government may have certain rights in the invention.