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Novel Method for Reverse Automated Nucleic Acid Synthesis
Project ID: D2017-49BackgroundAutomated processes are widely used in the synthesis of modified oligonucleotide strands. These modified oligonucleotides are useful in the treatment or investigation of various conditions and diseases. Currently, the most common subunits used to synthesize RNA strands in the 3 to 5 direction are 3 phosphoramidite...
Homogenous and Reusable Superacid Polymer Catalyst for the Synthesis of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural from Glucose
Project ID: D2018-18Background Combinations of Brønsted and Lewis acid catalysts are generally used for the production of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) from glucose. However, reutilization of these catalysts is challenging due to their solubility in reaction medium. Heterogeneous catalysts containing both types of acid sites are not usually...
3D Printable Bioactive Glass/Polymer Composite
Project ID: D2018-16Background Popularity of 3D printing has grown exponentially in the last decade, leading to endless applications of rapid prototyping and production of parts in a variety of fields such as aerospace and medicine. In any application, it is critical that the appropriate printing material is selected to ensure proper function and ...
Stiff Gel Adhesives for Underwater Use
Project ID: D2014-08Background Underwater adhesion has several potential medical, household and industrial applications. Generally, underwater adhesives have been prepared using methods that rely on in situ polymerization, covalent crosslinking, or the use of highly specialized biological or biomimetic polymers. Despite current strategies, many cha...
Unique family of trianionic ligand precursors provide unprecedented control over polymer properties
Project ID: D2009-89IP Status: U.S. Utility Patent #8,524,846 Invention Description: These trianionic ligand precursors are useful in making proprietary constrained geometry complexes (CGCs) that can potentially function as single-site homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. These cataly...