Accession Number : AD0774819
Title : The Direct Fluorination of Polyethylene.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Dec 72,
Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Williams,Dennis L.
Report Date : FEB 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : A convenient method has been found for the conversion of a polyethylene surface to a corresponding fluoro analog. The process involves the direct, uncatalyzed reaction of gaseous fluorine with the polymer surface. The resultant surface displays many properties attributable to completely fluorinated polymers such as Teflon. These properties include solvent resistance, thermal stability, and chemical inertness. (Author)
Descriptors : *POLYETHYLENE, *FLUORINATION, THERMAL STABILITY, FLUORINE, STABILITY, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, INFRARED SPECTRA
Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE