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SBIR Phase II:SBIR Phase II: Adapting ATRP to Industrial Scale Production

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91016
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0912338
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
B7
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ATRP Solutions, Inc.
855 William Pitt Way Pittsburgh, PA 15238-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase II:SBIR Phase II: Adapting ATRP to Industrial Scale Production
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1026575
Award Amount: $520,000.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase II project will scale up the atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) synthetic method to a 200 L scale from a 1 L scale that was developed in the Phase I work. This ATRP synthetic process is a highly controlled method for synthesizing polymers and copolymers specifically with highly tailored architectures including molecular structure and molecular weight distribution which can affect the properties of the material significantly. The broader impact/commercial potential of the project will be to create a commercially viable option for producing specialty polymers that might not otherwise be feasible to produce on a large scale. This SBIR Phase II project will allow straightforward scale-up of ATRP process and bring it much closer to the broad market of commercial products. More importantly, the successful validation of the new ?feeding? method for ATRP will allow, in the near future, a significant decrease in the consumption of energy and generation of chemical waste for all companies, which will utilize the ATRP technology for the synthesis of new well-defined and better performing materials.

Principal Investigator:

Wojciech Jakubowski
4127354799
wjakubowski@atrpsolutions.com

Business Contact:

Wojciech Jakubowski
4127354799
wjakubowski@atrpsolutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATRP Solutions
166 N Dithridge Suite G4 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

EIN/Tax ID: 760841067
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No