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Title:
A SURFACTANT ASSISTED NANOMATERIAL GENERATION PROCESS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003053561
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A process for the preparation of nanoscale particulate material is described comprising: (i) combining one or more functional material to be precipitated as nanoscale particles and one or more surface active material in a compressed CO2 phase with a density of at least 0.1 g/cc, where the functional material is substantially insoluble in the compressed CO2, in the absence of the surfactant, the surfactant comprises a compressed CO2-philic portion and a functional material-philic portion, and the compressed CO2 phase, functional material and surfactant interact to form an aggregated system having a continuous compressed CO2 phase and a plurality of aggregates comprising surfactant and functional material molecules of average diameter less than 10 nanometers dispersed therein; and (ii) rapidly depressurizing the compressed CO2 phase thereby precipitating the dispersed functional and surfactant materials in the form of composite particles of average diameter from 0.5 to less than 10 nanometers.

Inventors:
JAGANNATHAN RAMESH
IRVIN JR GLEN C
JAGANNATHAN SESHADRI
SADASIVAN SRIDHAR
SUNDERRAJAN SURESH
RUEPING JOHN E
MERZ GARY E
MEHTA RAJESH VINODRAI
SPROUT ROSS ALAN
TUSCHEL DAVID DANIEL
LENHART WILLIAM CHARLES
NELSON DAVID J
Application Number:
US0221788W
Publication Date:
February 12, 2004
Filing Date:
July 11, 2002
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Assignee:
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
International Classes:
B41M5/00; B01F17/42; B01F17/54; B01J3/00; B01J19/00; B41J2/21; B82B3/00; C07C303/42; C07C309/46; C07D487/22; C07D491/16; C07F1/08; C09B67/02; C09D11/00; (IPC1-7): B01J2/04
Domestic Patent References:
WO2002045868A22002-06-13
WO1999052504A11999-10-21
Foreign References:
US5639441A1997-06-17
US5789505A1998-08-04
US6131421A2000-10-17
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