A Simple Method to Attach Pendant Groups to Polyvinyl Alcohol


Reference #: 01391


The University of South Carolina is offering licensing opportunities for a simple method to attach pendant groups to polyvinyl alcohol



This invention will replace pendant alcohol groups on polyvinyl alcohol with a new molecule.  The extent of functionalization can be controlled by the relative proportions of polyvinyl alcohol and the new molecule. 


Invention Description:

This is a method to change the chemistry of a polymer widely used in paper making, textiles, and a variety of coatings.


Potential Applications:

The technique of functionalize polyvinyl alcohol with new pendant groups will allow for modification of the drug carrier’s surface chemistry, enabling new drug delivery capabilities. 


Advantages and Benefits:

Allows for the same basic drug delivery particle to be functionalized for different purposes.


Patent Information:
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Technology Commercialization
University of South Carolina
Robert Gower
Christopher Isely
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