Chemical crosslinking of polytetrafluoroethylene by fluorinated-pitch and its properties

Akihiro Oshima*, Masakazu Washio

*Corresponding author for this work

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Radiation-induced crosslinking of polytetrafluoroethylene [PIFE] has been established by the irradiation in its molten state under oxygen-free atmosphere. In this study, chemical crosslinking of PTFE has been demonstrated by using perfluoro-compound without any other catalyzed materials. Moreover, the characteristic properties of obtained materials have been measured by 19F NMR spectroscopy, DSC analysis and TGA. The obtained materials show the good mechanical properties and low crystallinty compared with PTFE. By DSC analysis, it is found that the obtained materials are crosslinked through thermal chemical reaction by radiacal formation through the decomposition of perfluoro-compound.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 18
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2006 May 242006 May 26


Conference55th SPSJ Annual Meeting


  • 19F NMR
  • Chemical crosslinking
  • DSC
  • Fluorinated-pitch
  • FTFE
  • Polymer-blend

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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