Even though longer chains are more compatible with polymers than shorter ones in general, the more important factor is the chemical affinity
between the silicates and polymers, although the chain length of CLAY-B is a little shorter than that of CLAY-A.
Potential applications include hose and tubing, and sheet products such as tank and pond liners, the company reports, adding that the compounds seem particularly suited for applications involving transport or containment of fluids that have a chemical affinity
with conventional plasticizers, or in parts for assemblies in which plasticizer migration can mar the surface of adjacent components.
In addition, the compounds are promising for applications involving transport or containment of fluids that have a chemical affinity
with conventional plasticizers.
Versalinx Chemical Affinity
Tools are based upon a small-molecule affinity pair -- phenyl(di)boronic acid (P(D)BA) and salicylhydroxamic acid (SHA) -- that interact to form a molecular complex under a wide range of conditions.
The company has commercialized a number of proprietary technologies including: RapXtract Superparamagnetic Separation Technology for the purification of fluorescent labeling reactions used in sequencing and microarray applications; Versalinx(TM) Chemical Affinity
Tools, a synthetic chemical affinity
technology targeted at the proteomics and genomics markets; Versalinx Protein Microarray Technology, a novel open platform array system specifically designed to enable developments in the emerging protein and peptide chip market.
Separation of the material being eluted occurs because of its varying chemical affinity
for the column packing material, as in gas chromatography.
He is a frequently published author and is the recipient of 38 United States Patents in the areas of biosensor design, chemical affinity
technologies, separation science, surface engineering, and protein sequencing.
Utilizing the Company's Versalinx(TM) Chemical Affinity
Tools Technology, the Acapella Molecular Interaction Analysis System is a bench-top molecular interaction analysis tool based on label-free surface plasmon resonance (SPR) detection technology.