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Flexible barrier film, method of forming same, and organic electronic device including same

United States Patent

March 26, 2013
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A flexible barrier film has a thickness of from greater than zero to less than 5,000 nanometers and a water vapor transmission rate of no more than 1.times.10.sup.-2 g/m.sup.2/day at C. and 47% relative humidity. The flexible barrier film is formed from a composition, which comprises a multi-functional acrylate. The composition further comprises the reaction product of an alkoxy-functional organometallic compound and an alkoxy-functional organosilicon compound. A method of forming the flexible barrier film includes the steps of disposing the composition on a substrate and curing the composition to form the flexible barrier film. The flexible barrier film may be utilized in organic electronic devices.
Blizzard; John (Bay City, MI), Tonge; James Steven (Sanford, MI), Weidner; William Kenneth (Bay City, MI)
Dow Corning Corporation (Midland, MI)
13/ 144,362
January 13, 2010
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42344 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.