Accession Number : AD0704332

Title :   SYNTHESIS OF NEW LOW-TEMPERATURE PETROLEUM-RESISTANT ELASTOMERS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 3 Apr-2 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : HORIZONS RESEARCH INC CLEVELAND OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Rose,Selwyn H. ; Reynard,Kennard A. ; Cable,James R.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The copolymer, (NP(OCH2CF3)2 - NP(OCH2C3F7)2)n, is an elastomer with a glass transition temperature of -77C that has an initial decomposition point of 300C in air on a thermobalance at a heating rate of 2 1/2 deg C minute. A high molecular weight sample had a tensile strength of 680 psi and an elongation of 800 per cent. The elastomer is very inert chemically and is soluble only in selected fluorocarbon solvents. When placed in a direct flame, the material softened and vaporized but would not burn. The copolymer has been successfully scaled up to the one-half pound scale. Preliminary experiments have demonstrated the feasibility of cures with certain peroxides or amines at 300F. The preparation and characterization of a number of analogous materials has been initiated. These include the (NP(OCH2C3F7)2)n homopolymer, which may be of utility as a base for solvent and chemical resistant coatings; the (NP(OCH2C3F7)2) - (NP(OCH2C7F15)2)n copolymer, which appears to be more solvent and chemically resistant than the copolymer of primary interest; and the (NP(OCH2C2F4H)2) - NP(OCH2C6F12H2)n copolymer, which appears to have a desirable combination of properties and utilizes relatively inexpensive starting materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTOMERS, *PHOSPHONITRILE CHLORIDES), HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS, FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), COPOLYMERIZATION

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE