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Title: Thickening compositions, and related materials and processes

Abstract

A silicone polymer is provided, modified with at least one functional group from the class of anthraquinone amide groups; anthraquinone sulfonamide groups; thioxanthone amide groups; or thioxanthone sulfone amide groups. The polymer can be combined with a hydrocarbon solvent or with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2), and is very effective for increasing the viscosity of either medium. A process for the recovery of oil from a subterranean, oil-bearing formation is also described, using supercritical carbon dioxide modified with the functionalized silicone polymer. A process for extracting natural gas or oil from a bedrock-shale formation is also described, again using the modified silicone polymer.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1397264
Patent Number(s):
9,777,122
Application Number:
14/683,599
Assignee:
General Electric Company ARPA-E
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000292
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Apr 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

O'Brien, Michael Joseph, Perry, Robert James, Enick, Robert Michael, and Lee, Jason Jiwoo. Thickening compositions, and related materials and processes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
O'Brien, Michael Joseph, Perry, Robert James, Enick, Robert Michael, & Lee, Jason Jiwoo. Thickening compositions, and related materials and processes. United States.
O'Brien, Michael Joseph, Perry, Robert James, Enick, Robert Michael, and Lee, Jason Jiwoo. Tue . "Thickening compositions, and related materials and processes". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1397264.
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title = {Thickening compositions, and related materials and processes},
author = {O'Brien, Michael Joseph and Perry, Robert James and Enick, Robert Michael and Lee, Jason Jiwoo},
abstractNote = {A silicone polymer is provided, modified with at least one functional group from the class of anthraquinone amide groups; anthraquinone sulfonamide groups; thioxanthone amide groups; or thioxanthone sulfone amide groups. The polymer can be combined with a hydrocarbon solvent or with supercritical carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2), and is very effective for increasing the viscosity of either medium. A process for the recovery of oil from a subterranean, oil-bearing formation is also described, using supercritical carbon dioxide modified with the functionalized silicone polymer. A process for extracting natural gas or oil from a bedrock-shale formation is also described, again using the modified silicone polymer.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Oct 03 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Oct 03 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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Polymeric Dyes
patent-application, August 2010