University of Oregon researchers have discovered new basic science leads in the development of new fluorescent molecules (heterocyclic P- & N-containing compounds) and monomers for the parylene process (functionalized "paracyclophane" compounds). Patent applications seek to protect the composition of matter of these new materials.
Primary Application Area: Materials, Chemical
Technology Development Status: Concept
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Parylene monomers:
1) Improved synthesis of parylene monomers from low-cost starting materials.
2) Easy functionalization of monomers avoids bottleknock in parylene monomer synthesis, enabling development of new parylene polymers with novel properties.
1) New composition of matter IP allows novel fluorescent probe scaffolds to be developed for applications where current probes are off-patent.
2) First generation compounds have exceptional optolectronic properties and promise tunable emission wavelengths into the near-IR.
3) Novel aromatic scaffold allows incorporation into existing drug scaffolds to extend patent lifetime of known derivatives.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 401
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: This is very early stage technology. The initial basic science leads have been published in two of the top scientific journals (Nature Communications and Angewandte Chemie). IP protection was filed prior to publication.
External Funding to Date: Only for basic research