Emulsion Polymerization of Nitriles and Other Compounds

Kelly Meek (Inventor), Todd Eaton (Inventor), Nicholas Rorrer (Inventor), Eric Karp (Inventor), Amit Naskar (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure relates to a method that includes polymerizing a nitrile with an acrylate ester to form a copolymer, in a mixture that includes water and an alcohol (R.sub.2-OH), according to the following reaction ##STR00001## where R.sub.1 includes at least one of a first aliphatic group or hydrogen, R.sub.2 comprises at least one of a second aliphatic group or hydrogen, 100=m=4000, and 1=n=4000. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the mixture may be an emulsion.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,732,385 B2
Filing date22/08/23
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-2800-87306


  • chain transfer agent (CTA)
  • copolymer
  • polyacrylonitrile-random-polyacry


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