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Company Information:

Company Name: FLUOROCHEM, INC.
City: Azusa
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (626) 334-6714

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,340,125.00 33
SBIR Phase II $7,435,430.00 15
STTR Phase I $369,839.00 4
STTR Phase II $738,148.00 1

Award List:

SYNTHESIS OF NEW THERMOOXIDATIVELY STABLE POLYMER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1985 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $49,949.00

SYNTHESIS OF NEW THERMOOXIDATIVELY STABLE POLYMER SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $458,000.00
Abstract:
Research is proposed on new polymer systems, with hydrocarbon back bones, containing adamantane groups to provide high glass transition temperatures.

CUBANE DERIVATIVES FOR PROPELLANT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1986 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $49,961.00

CUBANE DERIVATIVES FOR PROPELLANT APPLICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $248,000.00
Abstract:
Cubane derivatives are potentially useful ingredients for propellant applications, but procedures for large-scale production of the materials are not available. on this project, the synthesis chemistry of cuban-1,4-dicarboxylic acid will be studied with the objective of obtaining a route suitable… More

ENVIRONMENTALLY STABLE FLUOROPOLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $50,432.00

SYNTHESIS PROCESS FOR BIO(DINITROPROPYL) FORMAL/DINITROBUTYL DINITROPROPYL FORMAL PLASTICIZER (BDNPF/DNBPF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lee C Garver
Award Amount: $49,974.00

SYNTHESIS PROCESS FOR BIO(DINITROPROPYL) FORMAL/DINITROBUTYL DINITROPROPYL FORMAL PLASTICIZER (BDNPF/DNBPF)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Lee C Garver
Award Amount: $497,000.00
Abstract:
Process development studies will be carried out for the production of mixtures of bis(dinitropropyl) formal and dinitrobutyl dinitropropyl formal from mixtures of nitroethane and l-nitropropane. mixed plasticizers based on ethers rather than formals will also be studied.

ENVIRONMENTALLY STABLE FLUOROPOLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $493,000.00
Abstract:
A series of new difunctional fluorinated monomers will be synthesized. these materials will be used to prepare environmentally stable polymers.

SYNTHESIS OF TETRA-FUNCTIONAL CUBANE DERIVATIVES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr T Archibald
Award Amount: $57,192.00

NOVEL APPROACHES TO THE SYNTHESIS OF FLUORODINITROMETHANE AND FLUORODINITROETHANOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $55,896.00

NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Archibald
Award Amount: $55,932.00

SYNTHESIS OF TETRA-FUNCTIONAL CUBANE DERIVATIVES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr T Archibald
Award Amount: $495,000.00
Abstract:
An approach has been developed to meet the specific impulse intensive needs of strategic defense applications based on the intrinsic energy that would be released during combustion of energetic cubane derivatives. while cubane-1,2,4,7-tetracarboxylic acid is an important synthetic entry into… More

NOVEL APPROACHES TO THE SYNTHESIS OF FLUORODINITROMETHANE AND FLUORODINITROETHANOL

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $225,000.00
Abstract:
Fluorodinitroethanol and fluorodinitromethane are versatile ingredients of advanced propellants and explosives, but high costs restrict their use. investigation of several potentially low-cost routes to these materials is proposed.

SYTHESIS OF POLYNITRAZADAMANTANES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Thomas Archibald
Award Amount: $57,047.00
Abstract:
Significant improvement in performance is realized by introduction of the nitraza group into caged molecules. condensation reactions will be explored as a route to inexpensive, high energy polynitraza cage compounds which will exhibit higher density and stability than that of hmx. anticipated… More

SYNTHESIS CHEMISTRY AND REACTIONS OF ENERGETIC PHOSPAZENES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Scott B Preston
Award Amount: $56,922.00
Abstract:
Reactions of trinitroethanol, 2,2,2-fluorodinitroethanol and 2,2-dinitropropanol with hexachlorocyclotriphosphazene will be studied with the objective of synthesizing the corresponding hexakis(nitroalkoxy)cyclotriphosphazenes. optimum reaction conditions for these preparations will be applied to… More

ADVANCED FOULING CONTROL COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Aslam Malik
Award Amount: $59,325.00

NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Archibald
Award Amount: $469,969.00
Abstract:
Novel techniques for preparing rigid-rod polymers containing cage molecules will be explored. new monomers will be synthesized and properties of the resulting polymers will be studied.

TECHNOLOGIES TO ACCELERATE HETEROGENEOUS REACTIONS PRODUCING ENERGETIC MATERIALS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Scott B Preston , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $58,324.00
Abstract:
Large-scale synthesis of some energetic materials is not practical because rates are prohibitively slow or dangerously high temperaturesmust be used. ultrasound is known to accelerate a variety of chemical reactions. in the proposed program, ultrasound will be used to reduce reaction temperature in… More

PROPULSION AND PROPELLANTS FOR ANTI-SATELLITE (ASAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Robert D Chapman , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $57,077.00
Abstract:
New oxidizers offer the greatest potential for achieving impulse goals in advanced propellants such as are required by kinetic energy weapons in anti-satellite defense systems. the main objective of this program is to synthesize the potential advanced oxidizer 1,3-dinitro-1,3-diazetidine. this… More

ADVANCED FOULING CONTROL COATINGS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Aslam Malik
Award Amount: $255,113.00
Abstract:
Barnacle removal on ships entails significant cost to the navy, and current anti-fouling paints entail environmental problems. fluorochem has developed a fluorinated polyurethane with barnacle-resistant properties. in the proposed program, related polymers containing disiloxane segments will be… More

Elastomeric Polyimides

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $49,333.00

Laser Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $59,410.00

Difluoramination Reagents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $59,410.00
Abstract:
Rocket propellants with nf groups to oxidize hydrocarbon or metal fuels provide performance advantages over oxygen-based systems. such applications have been restricted because of difficulties in using difluoramine as a reagent. under this program, new reagents for the introduction of difluoramono… More

Non-fouling Materials for Submerged Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $99,499.00
Abstract:
The Navy uses a variety of Submerged optical sensors in seawater. The use of such sensors will expand greatly when newly developed instruments are deployed for the detection of pollut- ants, particularly in the littoral zone. Fouling of exposed optical windows rapidly results in reduced… More

Laser Discrimination

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $594,431.00
Abstract:
Rocket propellants with NF gourps to oxidize hydrocarbon or metal fuels provide performance advantages over oxygen-based systems. Such applications have been restricted because of difficulties in using difluoramine as a reagent. Under this program, new reagents for the introduction of difluoramino… More

Novel Solid Rocket Case Liner Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $69,989.00
Abstract:
Solid rocket propellants generally consist of composites of inorganic oxidizers and powdered metal fuels in polymeric binders. Additives to enhance storage stability and to control the combustion rate may be included. To ensure adhesion of the propellant, the casing is generally coated with a… More

Improved Method for the Production of Difluoramine Energetics.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $649,965.00
Abstract:
Oxidizers that contain mixed difluoramine and nitramine functionality have been calculated to give significant performance enhancement as components in rocket propellant and explosives formulations. The presence of both of these functional groups can result in complications in applying the… More

Development of New Alternate Synthetic Procedures for 1,3,3-Trinitroazetidine (TNAZ)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
A new steam-castable, superior performing explosive under development by the Army is 1,3,3-trinitroazetidine (TNAZ), which was first prepared in 1983 at Fluorochem, Inc. The compound is less sensitive than RDX or HMX and also has superior performance as an explosive. It is markedly more powerful… More

Improved Method for the Production of Difluoramine Energetics.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $69,989.00

Carborane Derivative Development for Boron Neutron Capture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kurt Baum , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50232-98-I Carborane Derivative Development for Boron Neutron Capture--Flurochem, Inc., 680 S. Ayon Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702-5122; (626) 334-6714 Dr. Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator Dr. Kurt Baum, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-98ER82580 Amount: $75,000 Boron neutron capture therapy… More

Unusual Route to Difluoramino Compounds useful as Rocket Propellant Ingredients

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $64,998.00

High Performance Azidonitro Plasticizers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum
Award Amount: $64,998.00

Synthesis of Polyacetylene Curing Agents

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
"Composite propellants and explosives typically consist of solid oxidizers, metallic fuels, and rubbery binders that provide the needed mechanical properties. Most binder systems are cured by the formation of urethane linkages by the reaction of oligomericdiols with diisocyanates or triisocyanates.… More

Development of Triazole Cure System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Baum, Kurt, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Composite propellants and explosives typically consist of solid oxidizers, metallic fuels, and rubbery binders that provide the needed mechanical properties. Most binder systems are cured by the formation of urethane linkages by the reaction of oligomericdiols with diisocyanates or triisocyanates. … More

Development of Triazole Cure System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Baum, Kurt, President
Award Amount: $439,349.00
Abstract:
Composite propellants and explosives typically consist of solid oxidizers, metallic fuels, and rubbery binders that provide the needed mechanical properties. Most binder systems are cured by the formation of urethane linkages by the reaction of oligomericdiols with diisocyanates or triisocyanates. … More

All-Nitrogen or High-Nitrogen Compounds as High Energy Density Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: SRI International
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,979.00
RI Contact: Duane R. Barnette
Abstract:
All-nitrogen compounds, also known as polynitrogen compounds, or nitrogen-rich compounds, such as polyazides, store large amounts of energy that can be released when these materials decompose to molecular nitrogen. The synthesis of these materials is very challenging because the reactants,… More

Synthesis of Energetic PrePolymers of Varying BAMO and NMMO or PGN Content and Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rodney L. Willer, Research Chemist
Award Amount: $69,988.00
Abstract:
Composite propellants and explosives typically consist of solid oxidizers, metallic fuels, and rubbery binders that provide the needed mechanical properties. Most binder systems are cured by the formation of urethane linkages by the reaction of oligomeric diols with diisocyanates or triisocyanates.… More

Synthesis of Energetic PrePolymers of Varying BAMO and NMMO or PGN Content and Structure

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Rodney L. Willer, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $346,795.00
Abstract:
Composite propellants and explosives typically consist of solid oxidizers, metallic fuels, and rubbery binders that provide the needed mechanical properties. Most binder systems are cured by the formation of urethane linkages by the reaction of oligomeric diols with diisocyanates or triisocyanates.… More

Environmentally-Benign Oxidizers for Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: SRI INTERNATIONAL
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,972.00
RI Contact: Duane R. Barnette
Abstract:
Ammonium perchlorate (AP) is the most commonly used oxidizing ingredient in solid propellant formulations. It carries a sufficient excess of oxygen to allow for the combustion of the required binder and added metal, such as aluminum. One major drawback of AP is its chlorine content which results… More

Propellant Ingredients for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,990.00
Abstract:
Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. The principal objective of this program is to design and synthesize new compounds that have the properties needed for use as energetic solid propellant additives. The focus of… More

Improved HTPB Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,971.00
Abstract:
Advanced HTPB propellant formulations are needed to improve specific impulse and density impulse with improved cold temperature operation and storage capability. A problem is that most energetic plasticizers are insoluble in HTPB. Under this program, a series of energetic plasticizers will be… More

Solid Propellant Oxidizers for Solid Rocket Motors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,894.00
Abstract:
Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. Oxidizers more energetic than currently available materials are needed to meet these goals. The objective of this program is to prepare new nitro-substituted heterocyclic… More

Novel Propellant Ingredients Containing Gem-Dinitro Groups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kurt baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,894.00
Abstract:
Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. The principal objective of this program is to synthesize new hydroxy-terminated oligomers for use in polyurethane binders. These novel oligomers will contain gem-dinitro groups… More

Novel Propellant Ingredients Containing Trinitromethyl Groups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,923.00
Abstract:
Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. The principal objective of this program is to synthesize new hydroxy-terminated oligomers for use in polyurethane binders. These novel oligomers will contain trinitromethyl… More

Novel Propellant Ingredients Containing Gem-Dinitro Groups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kurrt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,995.00
Abstract:
Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. New hydroxy-terminated oligomers for use in polyurethane binders have been synthesized under Phase I that provide performance advantages compared to currently used propellant… More

Novel Propellant Ingredients Containing Gem-Dinitro Groups

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Kurrt Baum, Principal Investigator – (626) 334-6714
Award Amount: $764,025.00
Abstract:
Improved solid performance is needed to meet Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology (IHPRPT) Program goals. New hydroxy-terminated oligomers for use in polyurethane binders have been synthesized under Phase I that provide performance advantages compared to currently used propellant… More

Development of Advanced Energetic Oxidizers for Solid Propellant applications.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Idaho
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,968.00
RI Contact: Polly Knutson
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to design advanced energetic oxidizers superior to ammonium perchlorate (AP), develop methods for their preparation, and characterize the products.

Development of Advanced Energetic Oxidizers for Solid Propellant applications.

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Research Institution: University of Idaho
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, President – (626) 334-6714
Award Amount: $738,148.00
RI Contact: Polly Knutson,
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to design advanced energetic oxidizers superior to ammonium perchlorate (AP), develop methods for their preparation, and characterize the products. The overall goal of the Phase II program with options is to make the technology ready for commercialization

Novel Heterocyclic Oxidizers for Solid Propellants

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, Principal Investigator – (626) 334-3714
Award Amount: $99,934.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The DoD requires increased performance and increased density solid propellants for use on boost, strategic and tactical missile systems. Current ingredients are incapable of imparting the desired performance and insensitivity. New oxidizers are needed to increase the energy and density… More

Novel Fluorine-Containing Rocket Propellant oxidizers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, President – (626) 334-6714
Award Amount: $149,902.00
Abstract:
The general objective of this program is to identify and develop synthesis routes for a new fluorine-containing propellant oxidizer for solid rocket propellants which will lead to increased impulse density, long service life (>20 years), increased specific impulse (Isp) relative to… More

Novel Fluorine-Containing Rocket Propellant components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, President – (626) 334-6714
Award Amount: $79,985.00
Abstract:
The objective of this program is to synthesize routes a new fluorine-containing propellant component for solid rocket propellants which will lead to increased impulse density, long service life (>20 years), increased specific impulse (Isp) relative to state-of-the-art propellants, and support a… More

Novel Fluorine-Containing Rocket Propellant oxidizers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kurt Baum, President – (626) 334-6714
Award Amount: $749,788.00
Abstract:
The general objective of this program is to identify and develop synthesis routes for new fluorine-containing propellant component for solid rocket propellants which will lead to increased impulse density, long service life (>20 years), increased specific impulse (Isp) relative to… More