Accession Number : ADA305001

Title :   Survey of Inorganic Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : HORIZONS RESEARCH INC CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : Gerber, Arthur H. ; McInerney, Eugene F.

PDF Url : ADA305001

Report Date : JUN 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 317

Abstract : A literature search covering the period 1957-1978 was carried out in order to identify inorganic, metallo-organic, and hybrid inorganic-organic polymers that could serve as potential matrix resins for advanced composites. The five most promising candidates were critically reviewed and recommendations made for the achievement of their potential in terms of performance and cost. These generic polymer classes comprise: (1) Poly(arylsilsesquioxanes), (2) Poly(silylarylene-siloxanes), (3) Poly (silarylenes), (4) Poly (silicon-linked ferrocenes), and (5) Poly(organophosphazenes). No single candidate currently possesses the necessary combination of physico-mechanical properties, thermal stability, processability, and favorable economics. The first three classes exhibit the best thermal performance. On the other hand, poly(organophosphazenes), the most extensively studied polymer class, exhibit the best combination of structure-property control, processability, and favorable economics. jg p5

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *INORGANIC POLYMERS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, METALS, ECONOMICS, LITERATURE SURVEYS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), POLYMERS, THERMAL STABILITY, MATRIX MATERIALS, COSTS, SURVEYS, ORGANIC MATERIALS, HYBRID SYSTEMS, INORGANIC MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE