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Low-Melting Elemental Metal or Fusible Alloy Encapsulated Polymerization Initiator for Delayed Initiation

United States Patent Application

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An encapsulated composition for polymerization includes an initiator composition for initiating a polymerization reaction, and a capsule prepared from an elemental metal or fusible alloy having a melting temperature from about C. to about C. A fluid for polymerization includes the encapsulated composition and a monomer. When the capsule melts or breaks open, the initiator is released.
Hermes, Robert E. (White Rock, NM)
14/ 945,188
November 18, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.