Masters Theses

Abstract

"Considerable interest has developed recently in a material called "polywater" or "anomalous water". This material has properties quite different from those normally associated with liquid water. The purpose of this study is to give some mass spectrometric observations of "polywater". The "polywater" samples were produced within silica capillaries. These capillaries were heated by means of a helical coil to vaporize the "polywater". The vapor was directed into the source of a mass spectrometer. The results of this study show that a significant portion of the "anomalous water" samples is composed of a polymer of dimethylsiloxane. To date, the observations are not complete enough to determine if this polymer is the main constituent of anomalous water. The question is still open as to whether the polymer of dimethylsiloxane is a contaminant or synthesized in the silica capillaries"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

James, William Joseph

Committee Member(s)

Levenson, L. L., 1928-1998
Long, Gary J., 1941-

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

v, 42 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-43).

Rights

© 1970 Bernard Jean Bouy, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Polywater -- Analysis
Mass spectrometry
Polydimethylsiloxane
Capillary electrophoresis

Thesis Number

T 2498

Print OCLC #

6029455

Electronic OCLC #

869729694

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Chemistry Commons

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