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Use of Li.sub.2[B.sub.12H.sub.12] salt to absorb water into polymers

United States Patent

August 30, 2016
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Methods of adjusting the properties of a composition are provided. The compositions comprise a polymer-containing matrix and a filler comprising a hygroscopic salt. Preferred such salts comprise a cage compound selected from the group consisting of borane cage compounds, carborane cage compounds, metal complexes thereof, residues thereof, mixtures thereof, and/or agglomerations thereof, where the cage compound is not covalently bound to the matrix polymer.
Eastwood; Eric A. (Raymore, MO), Bowen, III; Daniel E. (Olathe, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
13/ 212,783
August 18, 2011
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS The present invention was developed with support from the U.S. government under a contract with the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-NA-0000622. Accordingly, the U.S. government has certain rights in the present invention.