- Alkali metals such as elemental
sodium, potassium, lithium, etc. The alkali metals remove
fluorine from the polymer molecule.
- Extremely potent oxidizers,
fluorine (F2) and related compounds (e.g., chlorine
trifluoride, CIF3). These can be handled,
but only with great care, as fluorine is absorbed into the
resins, and the mixture becomes sensitive to a source of
ignition such as impact.
- 80% NaOH (Sodium Hydroxide) or
KOH (Potassium Hydroxide), metal hydrides such as borances
(e.g., B2H6), aluminum chloride, ammonia
(NH3), certain amines (R-NH2) and imines
(R=NH) and 70% nitric acid at temperatures near the suggested