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Highly cross-linked nanoporous polymers

United States Patent

5,710,187
January 20, 1998
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Condensation polymerization followed by a supercritical extraction step can be used to obtain highly cross-linked nanoporous polymers with high surface area, controlled pore sizes and rigid structural integrity. The invention polymers are useful for applications requiring separation membranes.
Steckle, Jr.; Warren P. (Los Alamos, NM), Apen; Paul G. (Los Alamos, NM), Mitchell; Michael A. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
08/ 564,891
November 29, 1995
This invention relates to cross-linked nanoporous polymers and methods for making cross-linked nanoporous polymers. This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain fights in the invention.