Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI

Very active aluminum catalysts in glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization, with application in electronic devices

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Summary of the technology

The research group in "Organometallic Complexes in Catalytic Processes" of the University of Alcalá presents the synthesis of aluminum aryloxide compounds and their application in glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization processes.
The most frequent use of this polymer is as photocurable material with optimal characteristics for use in electronic devices.

The research group looks for companies in the electronic industry, especially those dedicated to the preparation of electronic components, to reach patent licensing agreements, collaborative or commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI

Description of the technology

This involves the synthesis of aluminum compounds of type (3) and the applications that these compounds have as catalysts in the ROP polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate in the absence of initiators or cocatalysts at room temperature and in short periods of time.

The compounds to which this invention refers can have different isomers or can be solvated or in the form of salts.

The glycidyl methacrylate ring opening polymerization processes are carried out in the presence of an aluminum catalyst of type (3) using an apolar medium, such as toluene as the solvent. The process is carried out at atmospheric pressure and room temperature.

This polymerization process shows a series of important advantages described in the section of competitive advantages of this commercial offer sheet.

INNOVATIVE ASPECTS

In the literature there are few examples of ring-opening polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate and the polymerization conditions require high temperatures, long periods of time or the presence of initiators.

In particular, no examples of aluminum catalysts are found that at room temperature, without the aid of an initiator, polymerize the glycidyl methacrylate by ring opening.

Nothing similar has been found in patent databases.

Nothing similar has been found in the scientific literature consulted.

COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES

The polymerization process described in this invention shows the following advantages with respect to others described:

• Catalysts are resistant to degradation under catalysis conditions

• They are carried out at room temperature and at atmospheric pressure

• The use of initiators or cocatalysts is not required for the polymerization process to take place

• Conversions are elevated to short polymerization times

• The procedure is simple, efficient and cheap, since the compound that would represent the greatest cost, the catalyst, is used in a very low proportion.

Current development status

Experimental technologies

Applications

Electronic industry, especially those dedicated to the preparation of electronic components

Desired business relationship

Technology selling

Patent licensing

Technology development

The research group looks for companies in the electronic industry, especially those dedicated to the preparation of electronic components, to reach patent licensing agreements, collaborative or commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Intellectual property status

Granted Patent
Patent granted with reference ES 2610432
OEPM Spain

Technology Owner

Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI

Research & Technology Organization

Related keywords

  • Electronics, IT and Telecomms
  • Electronics, Microelectronics
  • Electronic circuits, components and equipment
  • Electronic engineering
  • Nanotechnologies related to electronics & microelectronics
  • Electronics Related Market
  • Electronic Components
  • Batteries
  • catalysts
  • electronic devices
  • aluminum
  • rop
  • glycidyl methacrylate
  • polymerization process

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Research & Technology Organization from Spain

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