Handbook of Fluoropolymer Science and Technology

  • 11h 58m
  • Dennis W. Smith Jr., Scott T. Iacono
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2014

Fluoropolymers continue to enable new materials and technologies as a result of their remarkable properties. This book reviews fluoropolymer platforms of established commercial interest, as well as recently discovered methods for the preparation and processing of new fluorinated materials. It covers the research and development of fluoropolymer synthesis, characterization, and processing. Emphasis is placed on emerging technologies in optics, space exploration, fuel cells, microelectronics, gas separation membranes, biomedical instrumentation, and much more.

In addition, the book covers the current environmental concerns associated with fluoropolymers, as well as relevant regulations and potential growth opportunities. Concepts, studies, and new discoveries are taken from leading international laboratories, including academia, government, and industrial institutions.

About the Authors

Dennis W. Smith Jr. is a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was at The Dow Chemical Company Central Research Laboratory and worked in synthesis and characterization. His research interests include synthesis, mechanism, structure/property relationships, and applications of polymer materials and composites.

Scott T. Iacono is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and concurrently serves as the Chemistry Research Center Director at US Air Force Academy. His research focuses on organofluorine methodologies for monomer development for fluorosiloxane polymers, metalized fluoropolymer composites, and fulvene-based conjugated polymers for light emissive applications.

Suresh S. Iyer is a Technical Supervisor at 3M Corporate Research and Development in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Fluorinated Polyphosphazenes
  • Mn2(CO)10-Visible Light Photomediated, Controlled Radical Polymerization of Main Chain Fluorinated Monomers and Synthesis of Block Copolymers Thereof
  • Interfacial Response of Semifluorinated Multi-Block Copolymers
  • Fluoropolymer Nanocomposites
  • Thermal Degradation and Pyrolysis of Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Molecular Simulation of Fluoropolymers
  • Vapor Deposition of Fluoropolymer Surfaces
  • Functionalized and Functionalizable Fluoropolymer Membranes
  • Poly[Methyl(3,3,3-Trifluoropropyl)Siloxane]
  • Functional Fluorous Copolyoxetane Polymer Surface Modifiers
  • Self-Organizing Semifluorinated Methacrylate Copolymers
  • Synthesis of Fluoropolymers Using Borane-Mediated Control Radical Polymerization for Energy Storage Applications
  • Fluoropolymers in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide—Phase Behavior, Self-Assembly, and Stabilization of Water/CO2 Emulsions
  • Semifluorinated Polymers from Trifluorovinyl Aromatic Ether Monomers
  • Combustion Characterization of Energetic Fluoropolymer Composites
  • Amorphous Perfluoropolymers
  • Fluoropolymers for Sustainable Energy
  • Evolution of Academic Barricades for the Use of Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) in the Preparation of Fluoropolymers
  • Fluoropolymer Surfaces/Interfaces
  • Fluoropolymer Dielectrics
  • Fluoropolymers—Environmental Aspects
  • Fluorinated Ionomers and Ionomer Membranes Containing the Bis[(Perfluoroalkyl) Sulfonyl]Imide Protogenic Group
  • Fluorinated Silsesquioxanes
  • Multidimensional NMR of Fluoropolymers
  • Melt Processible Perfluoroplastics for Demanding Applications