Polymer Foams From 1,2,4,5-Tetrazine and Polydienes

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Wenmo Sun
Graduate assistant, 26 Chemistry & Biochemistry
Robb Bagge
Graduate assistant, CBC
Douglas Loy
Professor, 20 Materials Science & Engineering
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Robert Sleeper
Licensing Manager (520) 626-4604

Title: Foams from 1,2,4,5-Tetrazine and Polydienes


Invention: This invention is an optimized synthesis of parent 1,2,4,5 tetrazine and polydienes, which is capable of creating a solid polymeric foam with as little as 5 mol% tetrazine.


Background: Polymer foams are found virtually everywhere in our society and are used in a variety of applications. Said foams can be produced through different methods such like pouring slab-stock, extrusion and molding. The technology presented here is a tetrazine synthesis that is more soluble in polymers than previously reported methods while additionally creating a residual tetrazine free colorless foam.



  • Disposable packaging for products
  • Insulation material



  • Prevents cross-linking
  • Inexpensive
  • Increases thermal stability of the resulting polymer
  • Lack of reactive chloro groups
  • Colorless
  • Increased solubility
  • Uniform
  • Antioxidant properties


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