Hydrophobic paper has inspired advances in low-cost technologies. Of importance is the use of perfluorinated reagents, due to suspected release of HF. Surprisingly, by using a coupled TGA-IR-MS, we demonstrate that polymerization of a perfluorinated silane on paper, leads to rapid degradation, low-ash residue, and no toxic HF gas is produced under thermolysis.
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The Royal Society of Chemistry
Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Jiahao Chen, Boyce Chang, Jean-Francis Bloch, et al.. "Surface polymerization of perfluorosilane treatments on paper mitigates HF production upon incineration" RSC Advances
Vol. 6 Iss. 85 (2016) p. 82233 - 82237
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