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STTR Phase I: Ring-Transmutation Metathesis Synthesis of Rugged, High…

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National Science Foundation
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2008 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Innosense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street Torrace, CA 90505-5245
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: Ring-Transmutation Metathesis Synthesis of Rugged, High Temperature Tolerant Ionic Polymers
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740289
Award Amount: $150,000.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of synthesizing robust, high temperature resistant ionic polymers by utilizing Green Chemistry approach. Robust high temperature tolerant ionic polymers are needed for the development of efficient structural components for automobiles, aircrafts, engines and propulsion systems. For example, the new Airbus 380 is using 22% of its structural weight in composite while the Boeing 787 is using 50% of its structural weight in composites. Resistance to high temperature and fire are highly desirable characteristics of these materials. The primary hazards during fires are toxic gases, smoke and heat. Production of life threatening levels of these hazards depends on the rate of heat release of toxic materials. The broader impact/commercial potential from this technology will be a lightweight and high temperature resistant coatings and structural components; the use of green chemistry approach in the manufacturing process will enhance the quality of life for workers and citizens in general. The proposed ionic polymers can be used in transportation vehicles, firefighter garments, printed circuit board, cabinets and housing for electronic and electrical components, construction materials, household items such as mattresses, carpets, upholstery and furniture, and paper-thin coating for protecting important paper documents such as bonds securities and stock certificates, real estate titles and deeds.

Principal Investigator:

Maksudul Alam

Business Contact:

Maksudul Alam
Small Business Information at Submission:

InnoSense LLC
2531 WEST 237TH ST, STE 127 TORRANCE, CA 90505

EIN/Tax ID: 364501803
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Nevada Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Contact: Pradip K Bhowmik
Contact Phone: (702) 895-0885
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university