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POLYMER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

United States Patent Application

20140072806
A1
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The present invention encompasses polymer compositions comprising aliphatic polycarbonate chains containing functional groups that increase the polymer's ability to wet or adhere to inorganic materials. In certain embodiments, chain ends of the aliphatic polycarbonates are modified to introduce silicon-containing functional groups, boron-containing functional groups, phosphorous-containing functional groups, sulfonic acid groups or carboxylic acid groups.
Allen, Scott D. (Ithaca, NY), Simoneau, Christopher A. (Ithaca, NY), Farmer, Jay J. (Ithaca, NY)
NOVOMER, INC. (Ithaca NY)
14/ 116,675
May 9, 2012
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] The invention was made in part with United States Government support under grant DE-FE0002474, awarded by the Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.