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Thermally cleavable surfactants without deprotonation

United States Patent

April 1, 2008
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The present invention describes surfactants of formula (I), ##STR00001## wherein R, R.sub.N, and m are defined herein, processes for their preparation, and methods for their decomposition.
McElhanon; James R. (Manteca, CA), Jamison; Gregory M. (Albuquerque, NM), Long; Timothy M. (Evanston, IL), Loy; Douglas A. (Tucson, AZ), Rahimian; Kamyar (Albuquerque, NM), Simmons; Blake A. (San Francisco, CA), Staiger; Chad L. (Albuquerque, NM), Wheeler; David R. (Albuquerque, NM), Zifer; Thomas (Manteca, CA)
Sandia Corporation (Livermore, CA)
11/ 387,542
March 22, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT The United States Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Sandia Corporation.