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1. (WO2010124245) FUNCTIONALLY COATED NON-OXIDIZED PARTICLES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/124245    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/032288
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 24 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: B22F 1/02
C10L 9/10
C10L 1/10
C01B 35/00
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FOUNDATION
ANDERSON, Scott, L.
VAN DEVENER, Brian, R.
PEREZ, Jesus Paulo, L.
Inventors: ANDERSON, Scott, L.
VAN DEVENER, Brian, R.
PEREZ, Jesus Paulo, L.
Title: FUNCTIONALLY COATED NON-OXIDIZED PARTICLES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME
Abstract:
Air-stable coated particles which include an oxidizable core having an organic ligand coating substantially encompassing the oxidizable core, are disclosed and described. The coated particles can also be substantially free of an oxide layer, especially oxide layers around the oxidizable core. As such, the organic ligand coating acts as a protective or passivating coating. The air-stable coated particles can be formed via a particle size-reduction process. An oxidizable particulate can be crushed and contacted with an organic ligand. The process conditions are maintained such that an oxide layer is preempted from forming on the oxidizable core. Such materials can be effective as high energy density additives for various fuels, pyrotechnic, ionic liquids, and rocket propellant applications and for biomedical applications.