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Quasi-living metal catalyst for ethylene (homo/co)polymerization

University of California System: University of California, Santa Barbara
posted on 11/16/2011

A method of using a novel quasi-living metal catalyst for homo-polymerization of olefins such as ethylene, α-olefins, and functionalized olefins and for co-polymerization of olefins with functionalities such as acetates.

Suggested Uses


•    Polyolefin materials

•    Primer coatings

•    Inks for dying, printing, painting



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•    Increased wettability of olefinic substrate

•    Better adherence to polyolefin surface

•    High affinity for polymeric binders used in coatings and inks


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Detailed Description

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed a novel method for controlling the size of blocks in a block copolymer containing an olefinic block and a hydrophilic block.  Block copolymers of this nature contain at least one segment capable of adhering to a polyolefin surface while also connected to polymeric segments that have high affinity with typical polar polymeric binders used in coatings and inks.


File Number: 22061 

IP Protection

Patent Number(s): 7754839
Copyright: ©2011-2015, The Regents of the University of California

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