Vanadium Trineodecanoate Promoter for Fiberglass-Polyester Soil Surfacings.
Final rept. Apr 79-Mar 80,
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
Pagination or Media Count:
A Marine Corps chemical formulation developed for the construction of fiberglass-reinforced plastic surfaces for soils consists of a polyester resin, cumene hydroperoxide catalyst and a promoter solution containing a vanadium salt and N,N-dimethyl-p-toluidine. A new, relatively simple method for preparing the vanadium trineodecanoate VND solution has been devised to replace the previously used commercial salt solution which is no longer being manufactured. This preparation is now ready to be scaled-up to pilot plant size. Reactivity and accelerated aging studies indicate that the VND solution functions at least as well as the commercial salt. Laminates made under either dry or wet conditions with the VND displayed significantly higher flexural strengths than those made with the commercial material.
- Organic Chemistry
- Soil Mechanics
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Laminates and Composite Materials