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Stormwall Boards with Antimolding and Flame Retardance Coating Based on Clay Nanotubes

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Of particular interest to the construction materials industry is the ability to manufacture paints and coatings capable of resisting biological and environmental damage, as well as providing long-term chemical release. The researchers of this project seek to formulate a nanocomposite paint additive containing protective agents with delayed release capabilities. Halloysite clay nanotubules are a common, naturally-occurring and inexpensive material that has proven promising for such applications due to their hollow structure. The investigators will begin by developing a customizable Halloysite formula loaded with the protective agents triphenyl phosphate, benzotriazole and hydroxyquinoline. Various combinations of these agents will be tested with the cooperation of StormWalls Co. and Flakeboard Corp. to determine the most useful formula. The investigators will follow-up with the pursuit of commercialization of the product for use in standard paint manufacturing. 

Principal Investigator:  Lvov, Yuri  --  Chemistry
Collaborators:  Null, R.
Funding Agencies:  BoR
Amount Awarded:  25,000

Start Period:  06/01/2013 End Period:  02/28/2015
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