DIRECT FLUORINATION TECHNOLOGY: THE SYNTHESIS OF PERFLUOROPOLYALKYLETHER FLUIDS USING LIQUID PHASE DIRECT FLUORINATION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$547,530.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17832
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Marchem
P.o. Box 6914, Houston, TX, 77265
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Alan Wesley Moorehead
(713) 523-8236
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES RESEARCH INTO THE FEASIBILITY OF THE PRODUCTION OF PERFLUOROPOLYALKYLETHER FLUIDS, WITH A VARIETY OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURES, USING THE TECHNIQUE OF DYNAMIC FLOW DIRECT FLUORINATION IN THE LIQUID PHASE. THIS WOULD INVOLVE THE SURFACE FLUORINATION OF RAPIDLY STIRRED (CA. 3500 R.P.M.), NEAT ETHER, AND POLYETHER LIQUIDS OVER A RANGE OF TEMPERATURES (-78 TO 100 C). THIS REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT DEPARTURE FROM THE EXISTING DIRECT FLUORINATION METHODS OF PERFLUOROPOLYALKYLETHER PRODUCTION IN THAT THE STARTING MATERIAL IS NOT A SOLID, BUT A LIQUID. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, A LIQUID PHASE REACTOR WHICH WILL ENABLE THE RAPID, EVEN DISPERSAL OF ELEMENTAL FLUORINE INTO THE REACTION MIXTURE MUST BE CONSTRUCTED. THE PRODUCTS OBTAINED IN THE SUBSEQUENT EXPERIMENTS WILL BE ANALYZED USING SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS AND ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS.

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