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Research And Development On Advanced Graphite Materials Volume XV - Alumina-Condensed Furfuryl Alcohol Resins

Report Number: WADD TR 61-72 Volume 15
Author(s): C. W. Boquist; E. R. Nielsen, H. J. O'Neil; R. E. Putcher
Corporate Author: Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Directorate of Materials and Processes
Date of Publication: 1963-07
Pages: 69
Contract: AF 33(616)-6915
Project: 7350
Task: 735002
AD Number: AD0418260

Abstract:
Because alumina-condensed furfuryl alcohol resins offer several advantages over analogous acid-condensed resins, the work described in this report has been directed toward gaining a more complete understanding of their physical and chemical properties, both prior to and during thermosetting and pyrolysis. The work also includes a study of the interactions of the resin when used as a binder with certain filler materials.

Equipment and methods used in preparing resins of different viscosities are briefly discussed as is the equipment used in making the necessary analyses.

In discussion of the results, data obtained from fractional distillation, gas chromatography, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, X-ray studies, shrinkage measurements, and dynamic elastic modulus measurements are presented, interpreted and correlated. Also included is information on the use of low viscosity resin as an impregnant, resin modifications, cured resin yield, and microstructures.

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