Historical Overview of the Army Contributions to Phosphazene Chemistry



The search for new elastomeric materials with a service capability over a wide temperature range and for improved fire-resistant materials formed the basis for the Army interest in polyphosphazenes. The Army Watertown phosphazene program established important working relationships with government and industrial interests, and leading academic scientists. The Watertown laboratory, along with the Army Research Office, supported not only the fundamental research exploring the synthesis and properties of this new class of inorganic polymers, but also the development of polyphosphazenes and phosphazene fluids for the Army, Navy, other government, and commercial applications.


Polyphosphazene phosphazene fluoroelastomer PNF rubber APN rubber Eypel-F rubber Eypel-A rubber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.U.S. Army Research LaboratoryWatertownUSA
  2. 2.Raytheon, Materials EngineeringAndoverUSA

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