Surface polymerization of perfluorosilane treatments on paper mitigates HF production upon incineration
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.
This article is published as Oyola-Reynoso, Stephanie, Jiahao Chen, Boyce S. Chang, Jean-Francis Bloch, and Martin M. Thuo. "Surface polymerization of perfluorosilane treatments on paper mitigates HF production upon incineration." RSC Advances 6, no. 85 (2016): 82233-82237, doi:10.1039/C6RA20582H. Posted with permission.