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Multifunctional Materials And Composites

United States Patent Application

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Forming multifunctional materials and composites thereof includes contacting a first material having a plurality of oxygen-containing functional groups with a chalcogenide compound, and initiating a chemical reaction between the first material and the chalcogenide compound, thereby replacing oxygen in some of the oxygen-containing functional groups with chalcogen from the chalcogen-containing compound to yield a second material having chalcogen-containing functional groups and oxygen-containing functional groups. The first material is a carbonaceous material or a macromolecular material. A product including the second material is collected and may be processed further to yield a modified product or a composite.
Seo, Dong-Kyun (Chandler, AZ), Jeon, Ki-Wan (Tempe, AZ)
14/ 379,021
February 15, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0001016 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.