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Polymers incorporating covalently attached organoimido polyoxometalates

United States Patent

March 16, 2004
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New polyoxometalate compounds and polymers comprising recurring monomers of those compounds are provided. The compounds are formed by replacing at least one oxide of the starting polyoxometalate with an organoimido (NR) group bonded to the polyoxometalate via a triple bond to the nitrogen atom. The R of the (NR) group comprises a reactive functional group which renders the compound readily polymerizable, alone or with other monomers (e.g., divinylbenzene), to form the inventive polymers. Additionally, a countercation (e.g., bis(tetra-n-butylammonium)) can be mixed with the polyoxometalate compounds in order to neutralize the negative charge thereof as well as to make those compounds more soluble in organic solvents.
Maatta; Eric A. (Manhattan, KS), Moore; Aaron R. (Summerville, SC)
Kansas State University Research Foundation (Manhattan, KS)
09/ 609,863
July 6, 2000
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM This invention was made with government support under Grant De-Fg02-92ER14246 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.