Topics in Applied Chemistry

Fluoropolymers 2

Properties

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 high 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 apprecia 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, modem 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 (17 chapters)

  • A Perspective on Solid State Microstructure in Polytetrafluoroethylene

    Davidson, Theodore (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • TeflonĀ® AF: A Family of Amorphous Fluoropolymers with Extraordinary Properties

    Resnick, Paul R. (et al.)

    Pages 25-33

  • Supercritical Fluids for Coatingsā€”from Analysis to Xenon

    Johns, Ken (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Material Properties of Fluoropolymers and Perfluoroalkyl-based Polymers

    Thomas, Richard R.

    Pages 47-67

  • Excimer Laser-induced Ablation of Doped Poly(Tetrafluoroethylene)

    Davis, C. R. (et al.)

    Pages 69-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fluoropolymers 2
Book Subtitle
Properties
Editors
  • Gareth G. Hougham
  • Patrick E. Cassidy
  • Ken Johns
  • Theodore Davidson
Series Title
Topics in Applied Chemistry
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-46919-0
DOI
10.1007/b114560
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46061-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-8619-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 408
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