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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Functionalizing Polyethers to React with Cotton

item Sachinvala, Navzer
item Prevost, Nicolette
item Lambert, Alexander
item Peters, Julie
item Campbell, Jacqueline
item Bland, John
item Maskos, Karol - TULANE UNIVERSITY
item Niemczura, Walter - UNIV. OF HAWAII AT MANOA

Submitted to: Polymers for Advanced Technologies
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 21, 2003
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Poly(ethylene glycols) and poly(propylene glycols) of different molecular weights were converted to the corresponding dibromides, bis-triallylammonium bromides, and bis-epoxy methallyl ethers. In addition, the bis-triallylammonium bromides were further converted to arborized polyether polyols by the hydroboration oxidation sequence. In this presentation, we will discuss their syntheses, proton, carbon-13, mass spectral, and thermal (DSC, TGA) characteristics, as well as explain how they react with cotton print cloth to improve tensile and tear strengths. These tests were performed using ASTM D-5035 and D-1424, respectively.

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