Accession Number:

ADA801489

Title:

Synthetic Polymers as Gasoline Thickening Agents

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DU PONT DE NEMOURS (E I) AND CO WILMINGTON DE

Report Date:

1944-10-02

Abstract:

A laboratory formulation study was undertaken to develop a new gasoline incendiary mixtures containing polymeric viscolizing agents. Major emphasis was placed on combinations of isobutyl methacrylate polymers with diverse soap forming acids, strong bases, fillers, and gasoline with or without other fuels. The optimum type and amount of each of the basic gel ingredients were determined. Based on physical studies and surveillance tests, 80 gel formulas were chosen for evaluation in performance tests in one of five munitions. Three methacrylate gel formulas have been accepted and manufactured. Problems of commercial gel manufacture were investigated in a continuous pilot plant. A series of gel formulas of graded toughness, representing the compositions prepared during this study and most suitable for use as incendiary fillings, are listed.

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Final rept.

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DOI: 10.21236/ADA801489

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0129

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Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

Contract Number:

OEMSR-744

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9.12MB