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Polymer blend compositions and methods of preparation

United States Patent

September 27, 2016
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A polymer blend material comprising: (i) a first polymer containing hydrogen bond donating groups having at least one hydrogen atom bound to a heteroatom selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, or an anionic version of said first polymer wherein at least a portion of hydrogen atoms bound to a heteroatom is absent and replaced with at least one electron pair; (ii) a second polymer containing hydrogen bond accepting groups selected from nitrile, halogen, and ether functional groups; and (iii) at least one modifying agent selected from carbon particles, ether-containing polymers, and Lewis acid compounds; wherein, if said second polymer contains ether functional groups, then said at least one modifying agent is selected from carbon particles and Lewis acid compounds. Methods for producing the polymer blend, molded forms thereof, and articles thereof, are also described.
Naskar; Amit K. (Knoxville, TN)
14/ 311,893
June 23, 2014
This invention was made with government support under Prime Contract No. DE-ACO5-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.