Patent granted for chemistry research team’s work

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On December 1, 2020

A U.S. patent for “Salt-Assisted Ultrasonic Disaggregation of Nanodiamond” has been awarded to the Curators of the University of Missouri from Missouri S&T inventors:

  • Dr. Vadym Mochalin, associate professor of chemistry
  • Dr. Kostiantyn Turcheniuk, a former post-doctoral associate in materials chemistry who is a scientist at Sila Technologies Inc.
  • Caleb Trecazzi, a 2016 Missouri S&T chemistry graduate who is a research associate at Mammoth Biosciences. 

The patent reflects the work of the three inventors and Cholaphan Deeleepojananan, a 2018 Missouri S&T graduate in chemistry. Their work was featured in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces in 2016 in their paper titled, “Salt-Assisted Ultrasonic Deaggregation of Nanodiamond.”

The patent documents an inexpensive method to break apart nanodiamonds by ultrasound in a sodium chloride solution, facilitating their use in biomedical applications and in polymer composites.  

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