Accession Number : AD0656455

Title :   SYNTHESIS OF CARBORANE MODIFIED FLUOROCARBON ELASTOMERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wiedenmann,L. G.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : C-isopropyl-c'-bromotrifluorovinylcarborane was synthesized. This did not polymerize with peroxide catalyst. The use of vinyl- or allylcarborane in peroxide initiated emulsion systems with commercial fluorocarbon monomers inhibited all polymerization except for one isolated case of a vinylidene fluoride-vinylcarborane resin. Here a copolymer was apparently formed. With Cobalt Co60 initiation, fluorocarbon polymer (TFE) was formed in the presence of allylcarborane. A mechanical mixture of a carborane and a fluorocarbon elastomer caused a decrease in the decomposition temperature, as evidenced by Differential Thermal Analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS, ELASTOMERS), (*ELASTOMERS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), (*ORGANOBORANES, POLYMERIZATION), (*HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, POLYMERIZATION), HALOCARBON PLASTICS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, BROMINE COMPOUNDS, CATALYSTS, COPOLYMERIZATION, RADIATION CHEMISTRY, INFRARED SPECTRA, DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE