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Title: Optoelectronic devices incorporating fluoropolymer compositions for protection

Abstract

The fluoropolymer compositions of the present invention generally incorporate ingredients comprising one or more fluoropolymers, an ultraviolet light protection component (hereinafter UV protection component), and optionally one or more additional ingredients if desired. The UV protection component includes a combination of at least one hindered tertiary amine (HTA) compound having a certain structure and a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000. This tertiary amine is used in combination with at least one organic, UV light absorbing compound (UVLA compound) having a weight average molecular weight greater than 500. When the HTA compound and the UVLA compound are selected according to principles of the present invention, the UV protection component provides fluoropolymer compositions with significantly improved weatherability characteristics for protecting underlying materials, features, structures, components, and/or the like. In particular, fluoropolymer compositions incorporating the UV protection component of the present invention have unexpectedly improved ability to resist blackening, coloration, or other de gradation that may be caused by UV exposure. As a consequence, devices protected by these compositions would be expected to have dramatically improved service life. The compositions have a wide range of uses but are particularly useful for forming protective layers in optoelectronic devices.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Dow Global Technologies LLC, Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1233516
Patent Number(s):
9,219,182
Application Number:
14/131,103
Assignee:
Dow Global Technologies LLC (Midland, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO1754
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Chen, Xuming, Chum, Pak-Wing S., Howard, Kevin E., Lopez, Leonardo C., Sumner, William C., and Wu, Shaofu. Optoelectronic devices incorporating fluoropolymer compositions for protection. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Chen, Xuming, Chum, Pak-Wing S., Howard, Kevin E., Lopez, Leonardo C., Sumner, William C., & Wu, Shaofu. Optoelectronic devices incorporating fluoropolymer compositions for protection. United States.
Chen, Xuming, Chum, Pak-Wing S., Howard, Kevin E., Lopez, Leonardo C., Sumner, William C., and Wu, Shaofu. Tue . "Optoelectronic devices incorporating fluoropolymer compositions for protection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1233516.
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title = {Optoelectronic devices incorporating fluoropolymer compositions for protection},
author = {Chen, Xuming and Chum, Pak-Wing S. and Howard, Kevin E. and Lopez, Leonardo C. and Sumner, William C. and Wu, Shaofu},
abstractNote = {The fluoropolymer compositions of the present invention generally incorporate ingredients comprising one or more fluoropolymers, an ultraviolet light protection component (hereinafter UV protection component), and optionally one or more additional ingredients if desired. The UV protection component includes a combination of at least one hindered tertiary amine (HTA) compound having a certain structure and a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000. This tertiary amine is used in combination with at least one organic, UV light absorbing compound (UVLA compound) having a weight average molecular weight greater than 500. When the HTA compound and the UVLA compound are selected according to principles of the present invention, the UV protection component provides fluoropolymer compositions with significantly improved weatherability characteristics for protecting underlying materials, features, structures, components, and/or the like. In particular, fluoropolymer compositions incorporating the UV protection component of the present invention have unexpectedly improved ability to resist blackening, coloration, or other de gradation that may be caused by UV exposure. As a consequence, devices protected by these compositions would be expected to have dramatically improved service life. The compositions have a wide range of uses but are particularly useful for forming protective layers in optoelectronic devices.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2015},
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