Accession Number:

AD0706609

Title:

RARE GAS PLASMA POLYMERIZATION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AT -196 C. I. BENZENE,

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Corporate Author:

BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH

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Report Date:

1970-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Benzene in a frozen solid state at -196C has been polymerized by a rare gas radiofrequency plasma of helium. The resulting polymer shows no sign of aromaticity. Infrared spectra suggest the polymer is a branched, aliphatic hydrocarbon polymer with some unsaturation and crosslinking. The formation of the polymer is best explained by the cission of a single bond in the benzene molecule with the formation of the 1,3,5,-hexatriene biradical. The biradicals combine with themselves and with ethyl groups presumed to derive from further fragmentation and hydrogen abstraction from benzene molecules. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE