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Levulinic acid ester derivatives as reactive plasticizers and coalescent solvents

United States Patent Application

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The present invention is directed to ester derivatives of levulinic acid that are useful as plasticizers and/or coalescent solvents in polymer compositions, compositions comprising the ester derivatives, methods of making the derivatives and the compositions, and the use of the derivatives as additives in polymer compositions.
Bloom, Paul D. (Decatur, IL)
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Decatur IL)
11/ 655,894
January 22, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0002] Part of the work performed during development of this invention utilized U.S. Government funds. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention under grant number DE-FC36-04G014158 awarded by the Department of Energy.