Topics in Applied Chemistry

Fluoropolymers 1

Synthesis

Editors: Hougham, G.G., Cassidy, P.E., Johns, K., Davidson, T. (Eds.)

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The fluorine atom, by virtue of its electronegativity, size, and bond strength with carbon, can be used to create compounds with remarkable properties. Small molecules containing fluorine have many positive impacts on everyday life of which blood substitutes, pharmaceuticals, and surface modifiers are only a few examples. Fluoropolymers, too, while traditionally associated with extreme hi- performance applications have found their way into our homes, our clothing, and even our language. A recent American president was often likened to the tribology of PTFE. Since the serendipitous discovery of Teflon at the Dupont Jackson Laboratory in 1938, fluoropolymers have grown steadily in technological and marketplace importance. New synthetic fluorine chemistry, new processes, and new apprec- tion of the mechanisms by which fluorine imparts exceptional properties all contribute to accelerating growth in fluoropolymers. There are many stories of harrowing close calls in the fluorine chemistry lab, especially from the early years, and synthetic challenges at times remain daunting. But, fortunately, modern techniques and facilities have enabled significant strides toward taming both the hazards and synthetic uncertainties. In contrast to past environmental problems associated with fluorocarbon refrigerants, the exceptional properties of fluorine in polymers have great environmental value. Some fluoropolymers are enabling green technologies such as hydrogen fuel cells for automobiles and oxygen-selective membranes for cleaner diesel combustion.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Polyacrylates Containing the Hexafluoroisopropylidene Function in the Pendant Groups

    Reddy, V. Sreenivasulu (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Fluoromethylene Cyanate Ester Resins

    Snow, Arthur W. (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Polymers from the Thermal (2π + 2π) Cyclodimerization of Fluorinated Olefins

    Babb, David A.

    Pages 25-50

  • Functional Fluorpolymers and Fluoropolymers

    Hung, Ming-H. (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Use of Original Fluorinated Telomers in the Synthesis of Hybrid Silicones

    Ameduri, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 67-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fluoropolymers 1
Book Subtitle
Synthesis
Editors
  • Gareth G. Hougham
  • Patrick E. Cassidy
  • Ken Johns
  • Theodore Davidson
Series Title
Topics in Applied Chemistry
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-46918-3
DOI
10.1007/b114559
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46060-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8621-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 330
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