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Title: Electroless metal plating of plastics

Abstract

Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Chicago, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
865925
Patent Number(s):
4600656
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, D.C.)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electroless; metal; plating; plastics; process; main; metals; aromatic; polymers; carried; nonaqueous; solution; salt; alkali; positive; valence; negative; contact; polymer; providing; redox; reaction; causing; deposition; reduction; products; exhibit; useful; decorative; electrical; properties; redox reaction; alkali metal; aqueous solution; electrical properties; nonaqueous solution; metal plating; electroless metal; positive valence; negative valence; plating main; aromatic polymers; /428/427/

Citation Formats

Krause, Lawrence J. Electroless metal plating of plastics. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Krause, Lawrence J. Electroless metal plating of plastics. United States.
Krause, Lawrence J. Wed . "Electroless metal plating of plastics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865925.
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abstractNote = {Process for plating main group metals on aromatic polymers is carried out by the use of a nonaqueous solution of a salt of an alkali metal in a positive valence state and a main group metal in a negative valence state with contact between the solution and polymer providing a redox reaction causing the deposition of the main group metal and the reduction of the polymer. Products from the process exhibit useful decorative and electrical properties.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
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