TechConnect Innovation Program

New Reagents for Octafluorocyclobutane Transfer that Eliminate the Use of Hazardous Tetrafluoroethylene

Lehigh University, PA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Safe and efficient reagents to transfer sequential difluoromethylene groups to organic, inorganic, and organometallic substances.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: This is an improvement over existing technologies because other dinucleophiles like di-Grignard and di-copper reagents have extremely short lifetimes at low temperatures. Our di-zinc reagents are solid and solution stable at room temperature for days.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 531

Website: www.lehigh.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners