Accession Number : AD0418260

Title :   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ON ADVANCED GRAPHITE MATERIALS VOLUME XV - ALUMINA-CONDENSED FURFURYL ALCOHOL RESINS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Nov 60-Nov 62,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Boquist,C.W. ; Nielsen,E.R. ; ONeil,H.J. ; Putcher,R.E.

Report Date : JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Because alumina-condensed furfuryl alcohol resins offer several advantages over analogous acid-condensed resins, the work described in eport has been directed toward gaining a more complete understanding of their physical and chemical properties, both prior to and during thermosetting and pyrolysis. The work also includes a study of the interactions of the resin when used as a binder with certain filler mater ials. Equipment and methods used in preparing resins of different viscosities are briefly dis cussed. Data obtained from fractional distil lation, gas chromatography, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray studies, shrinkage measurements, and dynamic elastic modulus measurements are presented, in terpreted and correlated. Also included is in formation on the use of low viscosity resin as an impregnant, resin modifications, cured resin yield, and microstructures.

Descriptors :   (*GRAPHITE, BINDERS), (*BINDERS, GRAPHITE), (*THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, GRAPHITE), POLYMERS, PREPARATION, PYRALYSIS, CONDENSA, VISCOSITY, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, ALUMIN, OXIDES, CATALYSTS, SPECTRA, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ALCOHOLS, DECOMPOSITION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE