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dc.creatorDavis, Bradley Wayne
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-20T23:42:46Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-20T23:42:46Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17077
dc.description.abstract Kevlar fibers are known for their high strength. We have fluorinated these fibers in an attempt to increase their working temperature. Analysis shows that we are able to fluorinate a substantial amount of the aromatic ring, but loss to mechanical and thermal stability accompanies this. In the past, doping of polyacetylene film has shown to increase its conductivity by several orders of magnitude. In our efforts, we are also able to increase the conductivity of these films through direct fluorination. Our highest conductivity increase is approximately one order of magnitude. The fluorinated films show no increased resistance to air oxidation.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectInorganic chemistry
Polymer chemistry
dc.title The direct fluorination of Kevlar and polyacetylene film
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Davis, Bradley Wayne. "The direct fluorination of Kevlar and polyacetylene film." (1997) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17077.


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