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Low-melting elemental metal or fusible alloy encapsulated polymerization initiator for delayed initiation

United States Patent

9,217,101
December 22, 2015
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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 20.degree. C. to about 200.degree. 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)
LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 081,935
20120258895
April 7, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS 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.