Status Report

NASA Technology Transfer Opportunity: Novel Aromatic and Aliphatic Diamines for Advanced Polymer Applications

By SpaceRef Editor
July 10, 2012
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Synopsis – Jul 09, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: TTO1014
Posted Date: Jul 09, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 09, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 31, 2012
Current Response Date: Dec 31, 2012
Classification Code: 99 — Miscellaneous
NAICS Code: 927110
Set-Aside Code:

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton, VA 23681-0001


NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market the following technology. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis and may include specific fields of use.


NASA Langley’s chemists have synthesized a class of novel diamines for epoxy resins that possess both aromatic and aliphatic characteristics. These molecules have been shown useful in two unrelated areas. First, the diamines have been demonstrated to aid in the dispersion of carbon nanotubes into polymer matrices. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) have countless applications, but their utilization has been somewhat impeded due to their inability to interface with polymers and due to the bundling of the tubes. The diamine molecules enable SWNT to be dispersed in a polymer and inhibit nanotubes bundling. Secondly, composite materials containing the diamines possess the ability to provide both structural and radiation-shielding functions. Because the diamines are both aliphatic and aromatic, they are endowed with the dual properties of high hydrogen content and high strength, which are particularly well suited to neutron radiation-shielding applications.

To express interest in this opportunity, please respond to Sean Sullivan, Research Triangle International (RTI), at: NASA Langley Research Center, Strategic Relationships Office (SRSO), 17 West Taylor St., Mail Stop 218, Building 1212, Room 110 Hampton, Virginia, E-mail:, or phone: 757-864-5055. Please indicate the date and title of the FBO notice and include your company and contact information.

RTI is responsible for aggregating and acknowledging all responses. These responses are provided to members of NASA Langley’s Innovative Partnerships Office within the SRO for the purpose of promoting public awareness of our technology products, and conducting preliminary market research to determine public interest in and potential for future licensing opportunities. If direct licensing interest results from this posting, SRO will follow the formal licensing process of posting in the Federal Register as required. No follow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.

Point of Contact

Name: Sean Sullivan
Title: Technology Transfer Liaison
Phone: 757-864-5055
Fax: 757-864-8101

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