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Pyridyl Alkaloids as Antifouling Additives

The subject invention provides materials and methods for inhibiting the biofouling of surfaces exposed to aquatic environments. In one embodiment, the subject invention provides additives for marine paints and surface treatments. The subject invention further provides repellants and selective inhibitors for aquatic and/or terrestrial crustacean pests.

Intellectual Property

  • US Patent No.: 7,087,106
  • US Patent No.: 7,307,171

Daniel Rittschof, Ph.D.
Professor of NSOE Marine Science and Conservation Division, Marine Lab
Duke University

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  • Rittschof, Daniel
  • Kem, William
  • Soti, Ferenc

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