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PROCESSABLE, TUNABLE THIO-ENE CROSSLINKED POLYURETHANE SHAPE MEMORY POLYMERS

United States Patent Application

20180009932
A1
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An embodiment includes a platform shape memory polymer system. Such an embodiment exhibits a blend of tunable, high performance mechanical attributes in combination with advanced processing capabilities and good biocompatibility. A post-polymerization crosslinking synthetic approach is employed that combines polyurethane and thiol-ene synthetic processes. Other embodiments are described herein.
Hearon, Keith (Augusta, GA), Nash, Landon D. (College Station, TX), Wilson, Thomas (San Leandro, CA), Maitland, Duncan J. (College Station, TX), Wierzbicki, Mark A. (College Station, TX)
15/ 548,212
February 2, 2016
STATEMENT OF FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH [0002] The U.S. Government may have certain rights in this invention pursuant to: Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship #2011113646, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Grant R01EB000462, and/or National Science Foundation Contract No. CHE-1057441.