Patent Number: 7,087,106

Title: Materials and methods for inhibiting fouling of surfaces exposed to aquatic environments

Abstract: 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.

Inventors: Kem; William Reade (Gainesville, FL), Soti; Ferenc (Gainesville, FL), Rittschof; Dan (Morehead City, NC)

Assignee: University of Florida

International Classification: A01N 43/40 (20060101); A01N 43/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018