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
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE