The Status of Olefin-SO2 Copolymers as Biomaterials

  • D. N. Gray
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 14)


In the late sixties a new series of low cost monomers were commercially introduced as an industry response to the ban on non-biodegradable (hard) detergents. These linear alpha-olefins were available as individual monomers in the even-number C10 to C18series. When sulfonated these olefins yielded biodegradable surface active materials. Later these heretofore rare olefins were used as a base for the manufacture of synthetic lubricants with a projected industry capacity of twelve million gallons in 1985 (1).


Membrane Material Artificial Lung Membrane Lung Synthetic Lubricant Ceiling Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. N. Gray
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  1. 1.Corporate TechnologyOwens-Illinois, Inc.ToledoUSA

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