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A Facile Route to New and Old Cyclophanes from a Pnictogen-activated Self-Assembly Reaction
The well-defined topology and high strain of cyclophanes has found utility in a number of applications including asymmetric catalysis, insulating plastics, and organic electronics. Unfortunately, the field of cyclophane chemistry has been hindered by a lack of high yielding and functional group tolerant preparative methods for their synthesis. T...
Published: 1/16/2015   |   Inventor(s): Darren Johnson, Mary Collins, Matthew Carnes
Category(s): Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Microtechnologies, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Community Solar Tool
Community solar programs hold great potential for providing renewable energy at affordable rates to individuals who might not otherwise be able to own a solar system: residents and businesses buy a share of a collectively owned system and receive payments for the electricity generated by the system. But creating a community solar program requir...
Published: 12/1/2011   |   Inventor(s): Robert Ribe, Michael Hennessey, Michael Cherba, Sarah Mazze, Steve Adams, Bob Doppelt
Category(s): Software, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Weather-Responsive Shade Control System
The weather-responsive shade control system is software that controls one or more motorized window and/or skylight shade devices to provide 1) optimum interior daylighting conditions, 2) control direct sun glare, and 3) control heat gain inside the building based on whether the building needs heating or cooling. The software uses light sensor...
Published: 4/8/2011   |   Inventor(s): G.Z. (Charlie) Brown, Jeff Kline, Dale Northcutt, Tomoko Sekiguchi, Dylan Lamar
Category(s): Software, Sustainability & Cleantechnologies
Thin-Film Heat Exchanger
As a result of improved construction techniques and materials, residential and commercial buildings are becoming increasingly sealed from the outdoor environment. Because of inadequate ventilation in such buildings, the indoor air can contain a variety of substances that pose a health risk to its occupants. Consequently, there is a trend toward inc...
Published: 9/15/2009   |   Inventor(s): G.Z. (Charlie) Brown
Keywords(s): Sustainability & Cleantech
Category(s): Sustainability & Cleantechnologies