Characterization and degradation of poly(vinyl chloride-g-lsobutylene) carrying tertiary chlorine and cyclopentadienyl branch termini

Béla Iván, Joseph P. Kennedy, Tibor Kelen, Ferenc Tüdõs

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Poly(vinyl chloride-g-isobutylene)s have been synthetized by using PVC backbones containing relatively high concentration of allylic chlorines [PVC(A)] in conjunction with BCl3 coinitiator. Since graft-termination occurs by ion-collapse, graft copolymers with tertiary chlorine branch termini [PVC(A)-g-PIB-Cl] were formed. The presence of terminal tertiary chlorines has been demonstrated by degradation and cyclopentadienylation experiments. UV-visible spectra of ungrafted and grafted PVC(A), molecular weight data, and branching frequency as a function of concentration of allylic chlorines indicate chain transfer to polyenes. Thermal and thermooxidative stability of PVC(A) increases upon grafting due to the replacement of allylic chlorines by PIB branches. The introduction of highly oxidizable Cp groups in PVC(A)-g-PIB-Cl by Me2CpAl-treatment decreases the thermooxidative stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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