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Title: Small cell foams containing a modified dense star polymer or dendrimer as a nucleating agent

A small cell foam having a modified dense star polymer or dendrimer is described. This modified dense star polymer or dendrimer has a highly branched interior of one monomeric composition and an exterior structure of a different monomeric composition capable of providing a hydrophobic outer shell and a particle diameter of from about 5 to about 1,000 nm with a matrix polymer.
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  1. (Midland, MI)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Dow Chemical Company (Midland, MI) LLNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5393797
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
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