THERMOSET PLASTICS FROM CELLULOSE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9303
Amount: $46,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Springborn Materials Science
10 Springborn Center, Enfield, CT, 06082
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR BERNARD BAUM
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING NEW THERMOSETTING PLASTICS BASED UPON CELLULOSE FROM WOOD. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL EXPLORE CROSSLINKING AGENTS SUCH AS DIEPOXIDES AND DIISOCYANATES ANDDETERMINE THEIR RELATIVE ABILITY TO SWELL AND CROSSLINK BOTHTHE AMORPHOUS AND CRYSTALLINE PORTIONS OF CELLULOSE. THE EXPOXIDES AND ISOCYANTATES TO BE INVESTIGATED WILL COVER A RANGE OF POLARITY AND HYDROGEN-BONDING IN ORDER TO ESTABLISHTHE OPTIMUM FOR SWELLING AND CROSSLINKING. PRE-TREATMENTS TO FACILITATE SWELLING OF THE CELLULOSE AND CATALYSTS FOR RAPID CURE WILL ALSO BE DETERMINED. THE EXTENT OF REACTION WILL BE MONITORED ANALYTICALLY.

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