New Polymeric Materials and Methods


Chimeric polymer compositions and methods are provided in which a plurality of carbohydrate moieties and amino acids form the backbone of a polymer. Most preferably, the polymer includes alternating saccharide and peptide portions to form the chimeric polymer.

Polycarbosilane Adhesion

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The adhesion of low k poly(arylene ether) dielectric coating compositions is effectively enhanced by a polycarbosilane promoter additive or primer. A coating composition is prepared by (a) providing a poly(arylene ether) composition; and (b) adding to said composition a small effective adhesion promoting amount of certain polycarbosilanes. The adhesion enhanced coating compositions are cured by […]

Low Dielectric Constant Organic Dielectrics Based on Cage-like Structures


A low dielectric constant material has a first backbone with an aromatic moiety and a first reactive group, and a second backbone with an aromatic moiety and a second reactive group, wherein the first and second backbones are crosslinked via the first and second reactive groups in a crosslinking reaction without an additional crosslinker, and […]

Compositions and Methods for Thermosetting Molecules in Organic Compositions


In a method of producing a low dielectric constant polymer, a thermosetting monomer is provided, wherein the thermosetting monomer has a cage compound or aryl core structure, and a plurality of arms that are covalently bound to the cage compound or core structure. In a subsequent step, the thermosetting monomer is incorporated into a polymer […]

Process for Dissolving Salts in 1,2-Dichloroethane Using Ultrasound and a Device for Carrying Out Said Process


The invention relates to a process and a device for the dissolution of salt that is hardly soluble, especially sodium chloride and other poorly soluble salts in 1,2 dichloroethane, which primarily are to be used in direct chlorination plants for the production of 1,2 dichloroethane. This aim is achieved by mounting an ultrasonic transducer (sonotrode) […]

Binding and In Situ Destruction of Chemical Agents and Other Contaminants


A graphene-containing composition is employed to bind a contaminant, which is then destroyed in situ using microwave irradiation. In preferred aspects of the inventive subject matter, the microwave irradiation has a frequency and energy sufficient to cause electron emission from the graphene.

Compositions and Methods of Remediation Devices with Nanostructured Sorbent


Contemplated remediation devices include a substantially completely hydrophobic, non-porous, and carbonaceous, and most preferably nanostructured material enclosed in a retaining structure. In further preferred aspects, the material inside the retaining structure adsorbs a contaminant from a medium located outside the retaining structure. Especially preferred nanostructured materials comprise graphene, while preferred contaminants include optionally substituted hydrocarbons, […]

Configurations and Methods for Assisted Condensation


A condensation enhancer has a carrier to which carbonaceous nanostructured material is coupled such that a compound in gas phase contacting the enhancer condenses at a temperature that is higher than a condensation temperature of the compound on the condensation enhancer without the nanostructured material.

Configurations and Methods for Water Purification


Volatile organic compounds are removed from a liquid and destroyed using a device in which an air stripper having alternating phases of hydrophilic and hydrophobic packing materials promotes transition of the VOC from the liquid phase into the gas phase, and wherein the is oxidized VOC in the gas phase on a hydrophobic carbon nanostructure […]

Parallel Inducible Cell Based Kinase Screen


A parallel inducible cell-based kinase screen (PICKS) includes a plurality ofcells that express a kinase gene under the control of an inducer and a reporter gene, wherein the cells are derived from a single cell line, and wherein the reporter gene generates a signal in response to catalytic activity or inhibition of the expressed kinases. […]