CFC CONVERSION BY RF PLASMA POLYMERIZATION

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$64,954.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
27596
Agency Tracking Number:
27596
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3768 A/b Hawkins Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert D Chapman
(505) 344-6744
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AN INNOVATIVE ALTERNATIVE TO CONVENTIONAL APPROACHES TOWARD CHLOROFLUOROCARBON AND HALON DESTRUCTION (SUCH AS OXIDATIVE THERMAL PROCESSES) IS BASED ON APPLICATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY OF RADIOFREQUENCY (RF) GLOW DISCHARGE PLASMA TREATMENTS OF ORGANIC MATERIALS TO CFCS AND HALONS. IN ORDER TO EXPAND ON SOME VERY SLIGHT PRECEDENCE FOR RF PLASMA POLYMERIZATION OF CFCS, RESEARCHERS ARE DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF PLASMA-GENERATED POLYMERS AS A NOVEL, PRACTICAL, AND COMMERCIALLY USEFUL ALTERNATIVE TO PRIOR METHODS OF CFC DESTRUCTION. THE RECOMBINATIONS OF RADICAL AND ION INTERMEDIATES DERIVED FROM CFCS LIKE CFC13 AND CF2C12 ARE EXPECTED TO GENERATE POLYMERS WITH RANDOM SEQUENCES OF CF2, CFC1, AND CC12 MONOMER UNITS. ALTHOUGH LESS WELL DEFINED THAN COMMERCIAL POLYMERS LIKE POLY(CHLOROTRIFLUOROETHYLENE) (PCTFE), A PLASMA-GENERATED CFC POLYMER SHOULD HAVE PROPERTIES-SUCH AS CHEMICAL RESISTANCE AND CERTAIN PHYSICAL PROPERTIES-SUITABLE FOR MANY COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS.

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