Dissolving poly(tetrafluoroethylene) in low boiling halocarbons

William H. Tuminello, Donald J. Brill, David J. Walsh, Michael E. Paulaitis

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An apparatus and methodology are described for dissolving poly(tetrafluoroethylene) in relatively low boiling perhalocarbons at temperatures as high as 330°C and up to about 20 MPa pressure. Cloud points are reported for these solutions with the following solvents: n‐perfluorohexane, perfluorodecalin, Freon® 113 (1,1,2‐trichloro‐1,2,2‐trifluoroethane) and Fluorinert® FC‐75 (a perfluorocarbon ether). Most of the solutions were studied above the critical temperatures of their solvents. © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 25 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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