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Researchers Discover An Easier Way To Make A Complex But Useful Molecule

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April 5, 2001
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Virginia Tech
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The architecture of star-shaped molecules gives them valuable properties. Some motor oils contain such molecules, for example. The star-shaped block copolymers allow higher solids concentrations and require less solvent than other polymers, flow easily and smoothly during processing, and result in a more elastic material. Now Virginia Tech chemists have discovered a way to make these complex molecules more easily and efficiently.

Blacksburg, Va., April 4, 2001 -- The architecture of star-shaped molecules gives them valuable properties. Some motor oils contain such molecules, for example. The star-shaped block copolymers allow higher solids concentrations and require less solvent than other polymers, flow easily and smoothly during processing, and result in a more elastic material.


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