Thursday, December 29, 2011

A challenge - “Green Chemistry” Replacement for Traditional Polar Aprotic Solvents

Are you Ready to take a challenge with your chemistry and chemical engineering knowledge. This Challenge is looking for environmentally-friendly ("green chemistry") replacements for traditional polar aprotic solvents, such as dimethylformamide (DMF), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), dimethylacetamide (DMAc), and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP).

This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution. Submitting DEADLINE: 1/15/2012

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Room Temperature Activated Adhesive - A 30,000 $ challenge!

A One-part Adhesive is required that is activated at room temperature. The adhesive should have a minimum set-strength upon activation for gluing a fixed substrate on metals and synthetics (polymers) which can then be fully cured by other methods.

This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires a written proposal and experimental proof-of-concept data and sample delivery. You can also submitted theoretical papers on this challenge but the gift will be a reduced amount of original package. 

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