Project Description

Avertica is an early stage start-up company developing novel compounds and polymers for electronic device applications. Many of our compounds and polymers are inspired by naturally occurring chemicals and biological polymers. We have developed inexpensive, simple methods for producing linear conjugated polymers and polymer networks with diverse properties. These compounds and polymers may have uses in diverse applications including touchscreen applications, organic light emitting diodes, solar collectors, light detection, memory devices, molecular electronic applications and supercapacitors for energy storage.

Avertica is developing proprietary compounds and polymers, many based on biological molecules, with extended conjugated orbitals using diverse chemistries. Conjugated compounds and polymers have extended pi orbitals with delocalized electrons that, depending on the physical properties of the molecules, can be useful in numerous electronic and light applications.  We have discovered and synthesized over 100 novel polymers. Some of these polymers are thermoplastic and many can be made inexpensively (<$10-$50/Kg) using environmentally safe solvents like water and ethanol.  The polymers are synthesized in one or two step reaction pathways making synthesis suitable for large batch or continuous flow synthesis.  Our focus has been on materials with either intrinsic conductivity (ie touch screen applications, charge dissipation applications, printed circuitry), semiconductors with defined ideal band gaps and conjugation lengths (ie solar applications, light absorption, light detection, light emission, OLED’s, memory applications) and very high relative permittivity (dielectric constants) for capacitance and super capacitance applications. We characterize various properties of the conjugated molecules and polymers to determine best fit applications and make these materials available to industry partners.