Patents by Inventor Florent VALUTIER

Florent VALUTIER has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210198386
    Abstract: A process for preparing a functionalized polybutadiene is provided. The process comprises the following steps: a) homopolymerising butadiene with a catalytic system based on at least one preforming conjugated diene, a salt of one or more rare earth metals of an organic phosphoric acid, an aluminium-containing alkylating agent, an alkylaluminium halide; b) adding a polyfunctional compound to the pseudo-living elastomer formed in step (a); and c) adding a functionalizing agent to the mixture formed in step (b). The total molar amount of aluminium in the polymerization medium is such that the (aluminium/rare earth salt) molar ratio has a value between 1 and 5 and the polymerization is carried out at a temperature between 40° C. and 90° C. A functionalized polybutadiene that can be obtained by the process, and a rubber composition containing the functionalized polybutadiene is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Florent VALUTIER, Gaël COURBES, Rokhiyatou SAID-DIATTA