US Patent 8,778,186
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The invention provides a method of contacting a membrane having a highly cross-linked polydicyclopentadiene matrix with a feed solution having a) a first component with a molecular weight in the range of from about 100 g mol−1 to about 600 g mol−1 and a cross-sectional area of less than about 0.40 nm2 and b) a second component with a molecular weight in the range of from about 100 to about 600 grams g mol−1 and a cross-sectional area of greater than about 0.50 nm2 so that the feed solution is fractionated into a permeate comprising the first component and a retentate enriched in the second component.
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Bowden, Ned B; Gupta, Abhinaba; and Long, Tyler R High-density polydicyclopentadiene. US Patent 8,778,186 filed July 11, 2012 and issued July 15, 2014. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/621