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A NEW MEMBRANE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL AND OPTICAL SENSORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
4932
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4932
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electrochemical Systems, Inc.
9052 High Bridge Drive Knoxville, TN 37922
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: A NEW MEMBRANE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL AND OPTICAL SENSORS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $266,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP OPTICAL AND ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSORS THROUGH EXPLOITING THE INTERESTING PROPERTIES OF A NEW ION-TRANSFER MEMBRANE DEVELOPED AT ELECTROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY CORP. THISMEMBRANE IS MADE BY COPOLYMERIZING METHYL METHACRYLATE AND ALOW-CONCENTRATION ACRYLIC IONOGEN, EITHER SULFONATE OR QUANTERNARY AMMONIUM. THESE POLYMERS HAVE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH TRANSFERENCE NUMBERS AND GOOD IONIC CONDUCTIVITY. AS THEY ARE NOT CROSSLINKED THEY CAN BE DISSOLVED IN CERTAIN SOLVENTS TO MAKE VARNISHES THAT CAN BE USED TO COAT ION- TRANSFER FILMS ON VARIOUS DEVICES. INDICATOR DYES CAN BE INCORPORATED IN THE VARNISH TO COAT OPTICAL PH SENSORS. NEUTRAL CARRIERS CAN BE INCORPORATED TO MAKE SPECIFIC ION ELECTRODES. THESE DEVICES COULD SATISFY NUMEROUS NEEDS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH AND CLINICAL MEDICINE FOR MICROSENSORS FOR PH AND VARIOUS CATIONS AND ANIONS. SUCH SENSORS ARE POTENTIALLY INEXPENSIVE TO MAKE BECAUSE ALL NEEDED CHEMICAL COMPONENTS CAN BE PUT INTO THE VARNISH, WHICH IS EASILY APPLIED BY DIPPING AND DRYING.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Theodore R Beck
Principal Investigator
2066325965

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electrochemical Technology
3935 Leary Way, Northwest Seattle, WA 98107

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No